Sweden, the U.K., and Germany: The European trio leads the world in fighting climate change. That's the finding of the most recent Climate Change Performance Index [PDF], which was released yesterday at COP 17 in Durban. But Swedes, Brits, and Germans shouldn't cheer just yet; even their countries are not contributing their fair share. In fact, that is the most worrying result of the index: No country is doing enough to seriously fight climate change. Consequently, the report -- published by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe -- did not reward any country a ranking of 1-3. The countries ranked …
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Arne Jungjohann is the program director for Environment and Global Dialogue with the Heinrich Boll Foundation in Washington, D.C.