Country Rankings


Also, we now provide rankings of the countries in terms of some key indices, like which country will have the highest per-capita emissions in 2030, if its pledges are followed. Likewise, we show you the rankings of country's emissions in the world.

First, let's start with a ranking of who are the highest absolute emitters in the world now and in 2030.
Australia leads that table for the developed world. Probably not a coincidence that Australia is not actually renowned for forward looking energy and climate policies. You can find the ranks of each country (including the so-called developing countries) also on their individual NDC pages. Shown ranks in this table are the ranks amongst so-called industralised countries, although you can display the world rank by clicking 'show global rank'.
We provide here the ranking of which NDCs imply some of the most ambitious reductions in per-capita emissions, again limited to industrialised countries. For some smaller countries or those with hard-to-quantify NDCs, this indicator is a bit uncertain, but especially for larger countries that is a good indicator of the actual ambition.

There is a number of other great websites on NDCs, their description and further analysis, so make sure you check them out as well. For example, there is Climate Watch at WRI, there are the NDC ratings at PBL and the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) website that provides in-depth country analysis.

We are happy to say that most of the other website providing temperature assessments of NDCs, including the UNEP GAP report or the CAT website etc. use our MAGICC modelling suite. Stay tuned also for our own temperature assessments.

For further links and descriptions of methods and underlying data, please check out our methods page.