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  • 11 December, 2023

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Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

CCPI 2024 was released at the COP 28 event in United Arab Emirates.

  • It is an annual report, 1st presented at the COP 11 in 2005.
  • Compiled by – 3 environmental NGO’s
    • German watch, New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network.
  • Aim – To enable transparency in international climate politics and comparability of countries’ efforts and progress.
  • Coverage – It covers major emitters, 63 countries and the EU, which together account for over 90% of global GHG emissions.
  • Nigeria, Pakistan, UAE and Uzbekistan were added in CCPI 2024.
  • Assessment - It uses 14 indicators under 4 categories
    • GHG Emissions (40% weightage),
    • Renewable Energy (20% weightage
    • Energy Use (20% weightage)
    • Climate Policy (20% weightage)

Climate Policy section evaluates countries policy working towards in achieving the Paris Agreement goals. CCPI uses per capita GHG emissions in its analysis.

CCPI 2024

  • No one has occupied the 1st 3 ranks in the ‘very high’ performance category.
  • Denmark retained the 4th with a score of 75.59% followed by Estonia and the Philippines taking 5th and 6th position respectively.
  • India – It ranked 7th (8th in CCPI 2023), high ranking in the GHG emissions and Energy Use categories, but a medium in Climate Policy and Renewable Energy, as in the previous year.

While India is the world’s most populous country, it has relatively low per capita emissions as per CCPI 2024.

  • G20 nations - 15 G20 countries receive an overall low or very low rating with Canada, Russia, the Republic of Korea, and Saudi Arabia being the G20’s worst-performing countries.
  • EU – Overall, it rises 3 spots to 16th, where 14 EU countries are among the high and medium performers.


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