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Climate Change Performance Index

Climate Change Performance Index:

India has ascended to the 7th position in this year’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI).

Key highlights:

  • Denmark retained the top spot with a score of 75.59 per cent. Estonia and the Philippines occupied the second and third ranks respectively, with 72.07 and 70.70.
  • Saudi Arabia was at the bottom — 67th — in the performance list, while the host country United Arab Emirates occupied the 65th position.
  • India receives a high ranking in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, but a medium in Climate Policy and Renewable Energy, as in the previous year.
  • India is trying to meet its National Determined Contribution (NDC), with clear long-term policies in place that focus on promoting renewable energy and providing financial support for domestic manufacturing of renewable energy components.
  • India has relatively high taxes on petrol and diesel, which are intended to act as carbon taxes.

Climate Change Performance Index:

  • It is an instrument to enable transparency in national and international climate politics.
  • It is published by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network annually.
  • It was first time published in 2005.
  • The CCPI uses a standardized framework to compare the climate performance of 63 countries and the EU, which together account for over 90% of global greenhouse gas emissions.