For the second year running, The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has ranked the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) as India’s top climate think tank. In the same rankings, CEEW stands 3rd in Asia, 5th outside Europe and North America and 27th globally out of 293 think tanks. The 2013 ICCG rankings recognise most cutting-edge institutions working in the field of climate change economics and policy.
As mentioned in the press release released by ICCG, the ranking is based on solid quantitative methodological and analytical data. Think tanks were assessed on a set of 15 indicators structured in three main pillars: Activities, Publications and Dissemination. The Activities pillar measures the influence of research findings on policy, managerial and professional practices, social behavior or public discourse; the Publication pillar measures the research output of a think tank in terms of peer-reviewed publications (quantity and quality) and working paper/reports/policy briefs; the Dissemination pillar was a new criterion in this second edition, which ICCG added in recognition of the importance for think tanks to disseminate their research through international events and web channels.
Earlier this year, CEEW also featured on the ' 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index', topping India in three categories.