Climate Change Performance Index 2023

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Climate Change Performance Index 2023

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

Important facts

  • India has improved by two places to rank eighth among 63 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023.

  • India's two-place jump can be attributed to lower emissions and increased use of renewable energy.

  • The report track climate performance of the European Union and 59 countries, which together account for over 92 per cent of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world.

  • The rankings from Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and the Climate Action Network are based on the efforts countries are making to halve their emissions by 2030.

  • The report ranked no country for the first three places because "no country performed well enough in all index categories to receive a high overall rating.

  • Denmark is placed fourth, Sweden fifth and Chile sixth in the ranking.

  • India earned a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, while it got a medium rating in Climate Policy and Renewable Energy sections.

  • China, now the world's biggest polluter, fell 13 places to 51st in this year's ranking and received a very low rating overall because of its coal-fired power plants.

  • The US rose by three ranks to the 52nd place. 

  • Iran (63rd), Saudi Arabia (62nd) and Kazakhstan (61st) fared the worst.

About Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

  • It is developed by not-for-profit organisations German watch and New Climate Institute (Germany) together with the Climate Action Network (CAN International).

  • It is an important tool for increasing transparency in international climate strategy and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

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