Eileen Claussen’s Statement on C2ES Ranking Among World’s Leading Environmental Think Tanks

Statement of Eileen Claussen
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

January 17, 2013

We are honored to be recognized among the world’s leading environmental think tanks in our first year as the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Formerly as the Pew Center on Global Climate Change – and now as C2ES – we have consistently appeared among the top five environmental think tanks in the University of Pennsylvania’s Global GoTo Think Tank Index.

We learned today that we ranked third in the 2012 Index, based on a worldwide survey of more than 1,950 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists. We believe this honor is testament to our continued success in working with experts, policymakers, business and other stakeholders to promote effective policy and action addressing the twin challenges of energy and climate change.  I’d like to commend the C2ES staff and thank all of our partners and supporters who have helped ensure our success through this past year of transition.

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