IHDP Ranked among Top 10 European Climate Think Tanks

IHDP still makes waves as key social science knowledge platform for global change

announcement, blog

June 19, 2013

Climate Change

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Placed at 9th in the first standardized ranking of the 2012 International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) Climate Think Tank Ranking published yesterday, IHDP ranks within the Top 10 of 34 European think tanks specializing in the field of climate change economics and policy. The first place in the European category was awarded to Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), and the winner in the Global category is the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs with its Environment and Natural Resources Program.

The ranking primarily takes the per capita productivity into account, thus considering all activity outputs of think tanks in 2012 relative to the number of their researchers. It is based on quantitative and analytical data, translated into both bibliometric and non-bibliometric indicators. The latter have been carefully selected and are based on objective and calibrated criteria according to the feedback provided by experts within the field.

The ranking primarily takes the per capita productivity into account, thus considering all activity outputs of think tanks in 2012 relative to the number of their researchers.

The data search has been conducted in a composite manner: through a survey launched on January 2013 to 260 think tanks included in the ICCG Think Tank Map, as well as through the search of available data on the official websites of a selection of the most renowned think tanks, and on the websites of International Organisations responsible for climate change economics and policy (i.e. IPCC, UNFCCC, EU).

Besides the Standardized Ranking for both the European and the Global category, ICCG also established an Absolute Ranking for both categories, evaluating the overall productivity of think tanks in 2012. Yet, only the Standardized Ranking determined the winners of the 2012 ranking.

More information on the results, methodology, and background of the ICCG Think Tank Ranking can be found in the Methodological Report. The winner announcement and the awarding ceremony will be held on 27 June 2013 in the framework of the 20th annual EAERE Conference in Toulouse, France.