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Climate Change Performance Index 2023

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%).

CCPI 2023:

  • 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’s Status:

  • 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.