Significant 2018 climate change events in leading Greenhouse Gas Emitting Countries

Climate Scorecard asked the Country Managers to submit posts that describe the most significant climate change event in their countries in 2018. The posts that were submitted suggest a number of significant trends in the global effort to combat climate change, including: (a) The impact (both positive and negative) of changes in political leadership – Brazil, Mexico, and Spain ushered in new governments that each signaled their intention to take different positions on climate change from their predecessors; (b) The growing impact of extreme weather events, in countries like Japan and India, increasingly demonstrate the impact of global warming and increase the importance of investments in climate change adaptation measures; and (c) More countries, such as China, Germany, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia, are taking steps toward a low carbon energy transition.