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France, UK And Germany Front-runners In Low Carbon Transition

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European countries such as France, UK and Germany are front-runners in the transition to a low carbon world as per a report produced by the London-based Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) and the Climate Institute (Australia).

E3G’s ‘carbon competitiveness index’ focuses on the G20 major economies which together account for around 75% of world GDP and nearly 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the report, South Korea is also positioning itself to become a front-runner and other emerging economies such as South Africa and Mexico are leading the way in improving their carbon productivity.

Th report suggested that most countries are failing to deliver the improvements in carbon productivity required to limit global warming below 2

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