IUCN Members among Top 10 Environmental Think Tanks

04 February 2011 | News story

Ecologic Institute an IUCN Member, based in Berlin, Germany, ranked 6th in the "Environmental Think Tanks" category in the 2010 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania.

While IUCN Members World Resources Institute and World Watch Institute placed 1st and 3rd in the same index. The World Resources Institute also placed 29 in the overall Top 50 United States Think Tanks. 

In the fourth such ranking, Prof. James McGann of the University's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program tabulated the global ranking.

About Ecologic Institute
Acclaimed for its work in Europe, Ecologic Institute was established in 1995 as a non-profit organisation in Berlin, Germany, to conduct policy-relevant scientific research, and provide science-based policy analysis. On the basis of numerous scientific projects selected in the European Union's framework programmes for research, the institute has become a trusted source of advice and regularly provides reports and briefings to the European Parliament and European Commission services. It also helps the federal and various state governments in Germany and in other countries to improve their environment, climate and energy policies.
Ecologic Institute is a leading voice for the integration of environmental concerns into other policies, government budgets and taxes, the economy and employment, technology and innovation, and foreign affairs and national security. The think tank also works with businesses, foundations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to strengthen awareness, management, and public-interest advocacy.

For more information please Ecologic's website.

About the Think Tank Index, Prof. James McGann
Launched in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s annual “Global Go To Think Tank Rankings” report has become an authoritative source of the top public policy research institutes in the world. The newest rankings are based on a 2010 worldwide survey of 1,500 scholars, journalists, policymakers and peers from approximately 120 countries. The panel nominated and ranked nearly 7,000 think tanks from every region of the world.

For more information please see the 'Global Go To Think Thank Rankings' report.