Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

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  • November 17, 2022
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In news: The latest Climate Change Performance Index has put India eighth amongst a group of 59 countries and the European Union (which account for 92% of the total GHG emissions)

  • Denmark and Sweden have been assessed to be the top performers this year as well.
  • The UK has been ranked 11, Germany 16, while China and the United States are placed at 51st and 52nd ranks respectively (China has dropped 13 places).

About CCPI:

  • Published annually since 2005, it tracks countries’ efforts to combat climate change.
  • Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and the Climate Action Network publish the index.
  • It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
  • The national performances are assessed based on 14 indicators in the following four categories:
  • GHG emissions (weighting 40%)
  • Renewable energy (weighting 20%)
  • Energy use (weighting 20%)
  • Climate policy (weighting 20%)

About India’s performance:

  • India moved up two ranks.
  • India earns a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, with a medium for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy.
  • The country is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below 2-degree Celsius scenario). However, the renewable energy pathway is not on track for the 2030 target.
  • India’s upgraded NDC (nationally determined contributions)
  • net zero target for 2070.
  • at least 50 per cent of its electricity generation in 2030 from renewable energy sources (up from 40 per cent earlier)
  • cuts in emissions intensity, 45 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, instead of the 33-35 per cent which was the earlier target.
  • India’s climate actions were still not consistent with the 1.5-degree Celsius goal since India has plans to increase its oil and gas production by over 5 per cent by 2030.

Source: Indian Express


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