The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking, the first ranking of think tanks working in the field of climate change economics and policy. The 2012 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking is composed of a Global category and a European category. “Global” refers to think tanks whose headquarters are based outside the EU, and “European” refers to those based in the EU. The winners are: in the European category: the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), founded in 2008 in Bilbao, Spain; in the Global category: the Belfer Center for Science and international Affairs, founded in 1973 in Cambridge, MA, USA, with its Environment and Natural Resources Program. This is the first edition of the ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking, which has assessed a selection of the main think tanks included in the Think Tank Map observatory as of December, 2012. The indicators are based on the criteria of per capita productivity for each think tank and have been carefully selected since 2012 when specific weights were assigned according to the feedback provided by experts in the field. The two categories differ by the number and type of assessment criteria: the criteria in the Global ranking are a subset of those in the European ranking. Therefore, the Global category does not encompass EU think tanks, which have two additional indicators (the number of EU projects and participation in the EU consultation process). The full report can be downloaded at this link: http://www.thinktankmap.org/FilePagineStatiche/Report-Think_Tank_FINAL_def.pdf The winner announcement and award ceremony will be held on 27 June at 8 pm in occasion of the Social Event organized at the Musée des Augustines, in the framework of the 20th European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) Annual Conference, which will be held in Toulouse, France from 26 to 29 June 2013. The two winners will be awarded a prize of 5,000 euros each and a commemorative plaque. About the Think Tank Map The Think Tank Map observatory (www.thinktankmap.org) a project developed by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), was launched in 2011 as an instrument to provide a complete overview of active think tanks in the field of climate change economics and policy. The Think Tank Map is currently composed of 275 think tanks worldwide. The Think Tank Map is not only a showcase for every organization working on climate change economics and policy, but it is also a catalyst for new cooperation opportunities, allowing stakeholders, researchers, institutions, and the media to be informed on all the relevant activities and to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships. For further information: email@example.com / +39.(0)41 2700461.