Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI) 2023

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  • November 25, 2022
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In news: CCPI 2023 was released in COP 27, assessing 59 countries and the European Union on climate change policies and actions.

About CCPI:

  • Published annually since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU.
  • These 59 countries together account for 92% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Published by German Watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International based in Germany.
  • The CCPI aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
  • The climate protection performance 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).

India’s performance:

  • India jumps 2 spots higher, and  now ranks 8th.
  • India has been ranked amongst top 5 countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries, based on its Climate Change performance.
  • CCPI places India as the only G-20 country in the top 10 rank.
  • 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.
  • As per the CCPI report, India is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below-2°C scenario).
  • Various demand side flagship programs such as UJALA, PAT Scheme and Standards and Labelling Programme that have contributed significantly to this notable achievement.

Source: PIB


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