- On the one hand, some countries score highly on ‘ambition’ due to their promotion of ambitious targets at EU level. Here, Sweden, Luxembourg and France score the most points. Unfortunately however, most countries that advocate for more ambitious policies for the future are currently lagging behind in achieving targets for 2020 and reducing carbon emissions.
On the other hand, some countries achieve a high score on ‘progress’ due to the fact that they are overachieving their 2020 climate and energy targets. Here, Croatia, Romania and Greece score the most points. However, countries that are on track to meet their current targets mostly do so because the targets were set too low and are easy to reach. These countries are opposing more ambitious policies for the future, because they want to keep on seeming to ‘overachieve’.
Only Sweden scores "good." (With scores of 89%, 83%, and 70% for ambition, strategies and targets, and 50% for progress on implementation.)
Four countries score "moderate" (with scores of 42%, 17%, 25% and 25% for implementation).
The other 23 score "poor" or "very poor."