Recently, Climate Change Performance Index 2022 has been released by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute, and the Climate Action Network.
Key Findings of Climate Change Performance Index 2022
- In the CCPI 2022, Denmark reaches the best ranking with a “high” in the categories Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy and Climate Policy.
- Again, no country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall “very high” rating in the index.
- Therefore, the first three ranks in the overall ranking and the category specific rankings remain empty.
- In the overall ranking, Sweden (5th), Norway (6th), the United Kingdom (7th) and Morocco (8th) follow Denmark.
- The CCPI 2022 shows that the global race to zero has begun.
- This year’s loser is Australia. Dating back to CCPI 2014, Australia has continuously performed very low in the CCPI rating, receiving very low ratings in every category.
- In the overall ranking South Korea and Russia are among the bottom performers with Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.
India’s Rank in Climate Change Performance Index 2022
- India has been ranked in 10th place.
- India’s performance was rated high in the GHG Emissions, Energy Use, and Climate Policy categories, and medium in Renewable Energy.
Back to basics
About Climate Change Performance Index
- Published annually since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 60 countries and the EU.
- It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
- The CCPI assesses each country’s performance in four categories: GHG Emissions (40% of the overall ranking), Renewable Energy (20%), Energy Use (20%) and Climate Policy (20%).
- In addition, the question is answered to what extent the respective country acts adequately in the areas of Emissions, Renewable Energies and Energy Use in order to achieve the Paris climate targets.
- The CCPI’s unique climate policy section, evaluating countries’ national and international climate policy performance, is only possible through the continued support and contributions of around 450 climate and energy experts.
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