Data collection and reporting methods used  by leading greenhouse emitting countries 

Climate Scorecard’s Global Spotlight Report looks at the ways in which leading  greenhouse gas emitting countries collect climate change data. A strong climate change data collection and information system should contain data that  is timely, reliable, consistent, comprehensive, and transparent. Its data should be made  available in different formats to serve the needs of a variety of stakeholders including  researchers, policy-makers, and the general public. Climate Scorecard makes use of these  criteria to rate country data emissions systems according to our 4 point rating system.