Climate Change Performance Index

Climate Change Performance Index

News: The 17th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021 was released recently.

About the index:
• The CCPI is an independent monitoring tool for tracking countries’ climate protection performance. It has been published annually since 2005.
• It is compiled by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute, and the Climate Action Network.
• It evaluates 57 countries and the European Union, which together generate 90%+ of global greenhouse gas emissions.
• The CCPI looks at four categories, with 14 indicators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (40% of the overall score), Renewable Energy (20%), Energy Use (20%), and Climate Policy (20%).
• The CCPI’s unique climate policy section evaluates countries’ progress in implementing policies working towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals.

Highlights of the 2021 report
• The first three ranks of the overall rankings were kept empty because no country had performed well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating.
• The 2021 report places Sweden on top, while countries such as Morocco and the UK are also ranked high.
• The bottom-ranked country, the United States, therefore, was placed at 61.
• Iran and Russia are ranked the lowest in this category.Overall, Australia, South Korea and Russia are among the lowest performing countries along with Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.
• China is ranked 33 overall and has an overall rating of “low”.
• In the overall rankings, India is at number 10 with a score of 63.98.It is a high performer except in the renewable energy category, in which it is ranked “medium”.The report says that India is benefiting from its relatively low per-capita emissions.In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, Sweden, Egypt, Chile and the UK are in the top 7. India is ranked 12.  

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