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Climate Change Performance Index

Climate Change Performance Index

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an annual publication by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe. It evaluates the climate protection performance of 58 countries, responsible for over 90% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) compares countries in the areas of emissions trends and levels, expansion and use of renewable energies, energy efficiency and climate policies. The CCPI is a tool designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. Its aim is to encourage political and social pressure on those countries which have, up to now, failed to take ambitious actions on climate protection as well as to highlight  countries with best-practice climate policies. On the basis of standardised criteria, the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 58 countries that are, together, responsible for more than 90 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions. 80 percent of the evaluation is based on objective indicators of emissions trend and emissions level. 20 percent of the index results are built upon national and international climate policy assessments by about 300 experts from the respective countries. Key highlights The first three ranks in the list of 2017 CCPI rankings are left free because up to now no country is acting enough to prevent dangerous climate change. France was placed at 4th place, thus leads list for the first time. It was followed by Sweden (5th) and UK (6th). India was placed at the 20th rank among the 58 countries on the 2017 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). The index underlines that countries like India are making “great efforts” in the fields of renewable and energy efficiency. The 2015 Paris Agreement has helped in encouraging the trends in switching towards the renewable energy, but the revolution in switching is very slow at the global level.

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