Climate Change Performance Index, 2023

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Climate Change Performance Index, 2023

Recently the 18th edition of Climate Change Performance Index 2023 compiled by German Watch and Climate Action Network was released on November 15, 2022.

  • India has improved by two places to rank eighth among 63 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)
  • The top three positions in this index are left blank because no country has performed well enough in all index categories to receive a high overall rating.
  • Denmark ranks fourth in this index, followed by Sweden, Chile and Morocco.
  • Iran (63rd), Saudi Arabia (62nd) and Kazakhstan (61st) have performed the lowest in the world. While China has been placed at 51st and America at 52nd position in the index.

India’s Position-

  • India’s ranking has improved by two places in this index. It is known that last year India was ranked 10th in this index. India has been ranked 8th in the index this year.
  • India’s jump of two places can be attributed to lower emissions and increased use of renewable energy.
  • The rankings from German watch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network are based on the efforts countries are making to halve their emissions by 2030.
  • India received high ratings in the green house gas (GHG) emissions and energy use categories, while medium ratings in the climate policy and renewable energy categories.

About the Index

  • This index has been released by three environmental non-governmental organizations ‘Germanwatch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network’.
  • This index assesses the climate performance of 59 countries and the European Union. These countries are responsible for more than 92% of GHG emissions in the world.

This index assesses the performance of each country in four categories-

  1. GHG Emissions (40% of the overall ranking),
  2. Renewable energy (20%),
  3. Energy use (20%)
  4. Climate policy (20%).

Source – The Hindu

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