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The Climate Change Performance Index

The Climate Change Performance Index

India, for the first time, ranks among the top 10 in this year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) presented on 10TH December 2019 at the COP25 climate summit.

Key Points:

  • The current levels of per capita emissions and energy use in India has ranked 9th in the "high category", are still comparatively low and, along with ambitious 2030 targets. They are yet resulting in high ratings for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use categories.
  • Despite all these, the Indian government is yet to develop a roadmap for the phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies that would consequently reduce the country's high dependence on coal.
  • India receives an overall medium rating in the renewable energy category. India's 2030 renewable energy target is rated very high for its well-below 2 degrees Celsius compatibility.
  • China has moved up three spots to rank 30th from last year's 33rd on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) ranking.
  • As per the report, 31 of the 57 high emitting countries are responsible for 90% of emissions. Some of the EU countries like Sweden (ranked 4th), Denmark (ranked 5th) were the highest achievers in terms of performance.

About CCPI:

This is published annually since 2005. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) tracks countries’ efforts to combat climate change. As an independent monitoring tool, it aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

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