Climate Change Performance Index 2023:
India has ranked 8th in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023.
- Published by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network annually since 2005.
- It is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 57 countries and the European Union.
- These countries collectively account for more than 92% of global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.
- It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
- The CCPI looks at four categories, with 14 indicators: GHG Emissions (40% of the overall score), Renewable Energy (20%), Energy Use (20%), and Climate Policy (20%).
- No country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating.
- The first three overall positions therefore remain empty.
- Denmark, Sweden, Chile and Morocco were the only four small countries that were ranked above India as 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.
- The ranking given by CCPI places India as the only G-20 country in the top 10 rankers.
- The United Kingdom ranked 11th in CCPI 2023.
- China falls ranked 51st in CCPI 2023 and received an overall very low rating.
- The United States (US) rises three ranks to 52nd that’s still overall very low rating.
- The Islamic Republic of Iran ranked 63rd, hence, placing it last in the CCPI 2023.
- India has been ranked amongst top 5 countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries.
- India’s rank is the best amongst all large economies.
- India earns a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, with a medium for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy.
- The country is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below 2°C scenario).
- However, the renewable energy pathway is not on track for the 2030 target.