A global effort to tackle climate change has largely been driven by governments.
However, the importance of individual countries has been increasingly being questioned, with the United States being the biggest offender.
In a new report released on Monday, the World Bank released data on countries that have the most influence on climate policy.
Countries with the most climate-related policies are: Germany, Norway, the UK and Switzerland – the three countries that control the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the World Economic Forum’s Climate Progress Index.
The United States has the most ambitious climate policy, with a climate policy that aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30% compared to 1990 levels by 2050, according the report.
Countries that have adopted policies to reduce carbon emissions are Germany, China, France, Japan, Canada, Brazil and the UK.
This has led to a global agreement to cut emissions in 2020, but a lack of political will to implement such an ambitious policy has made it more difficult for countries to move forward.
“The climate policy and climate negotiations in the world are still very fragile.
The US has been very important, but the rest of the world is a bit behind,” said the World Resources Institute’s Robert Kyncl.
“And that’s why it’s so important to look at who’s the most powerful.
If the US is the dominant actor in the global climate policy process, then the rest is very weak.
And that is very worrisome.”
According to the report, Norway and Germany have the second and third highest climate policies.
Norway is seen as being a key actor in shaping global climate policies while Germany has a climate action agenda and a strong fossil fuel industry.
The UK, Switzerland and China have the fourth and fifth highest policies, with Australia and New Zealand having the lowest.
The study did not include China and the United Arab Emirates, which are in the middle of the pack in terms of policy.
The report also looked at countries where the government is the most important institution.
“When it comes to government, it’s very important to understand the nature of the government.
It’s not that governments are perfect, but it’s important to know how they operate, how they vote and how they organise their institutions,” Kyncling said.
“We also need to know the nature and extent of political influence on the policymaking process.
That’s a really important thing to look for.”
The report found that the United Nations, the United Kingdom and France have the lowest influence in terms in climate policy – only the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Commonwealth of Independent States have lower levels of influence than Norway.
The UN is also the most effective in promoting international cooperation in dealing with climate change.
In the report’s “global rankings”, countries with the highest levels of political power are followed by the United Nation, the International Monetary Fund and the World Health Organisation.
Other countries that are in this category include: The United Arab Republic, South Korea, Switzerland, Canada and the US.
These countries also have some of the highest rates of climate denial.
“This is very important because it is clear that countries that make decisions on climate are often the most affected by the outcome,” Kyshma said.