Climate Change Performance Index
What’s in the news?
- German Watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International based in Germany have released the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023).
About the Index
- The CCPI aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
- Published annually since 2005, CCPI is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU.
- The climate protection performance of these 59 countries, which together account for 92% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is assessed in four categories: GHG Emissions (40% of overall score), Renewable Energy (20% of overall score), Energy Use (20% of overall score) and Climate Policy (20% of overall score).
Highlights of the Index
- India jumps 2 spots higher, and is now ranked 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index.
- The latest report of CCPI shows Denmark, Sweden, Chile and Morocco as the only four small countries that were ranked above India as 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.
- The first, second and third ranks were not awarded to any country. In effect therefore, India’s rank is the best amongst all large economies.
- India earned a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, while a medium for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy. The aggressive policies of India towards rapid deployment of renewables and robust framework for energy efficiency programs have shown considerable impact.
- As per the CCPI report, India is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below-2°C scenario).
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