Climate Change Performance Index 2019

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Climate Change Performance Index


  • The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an instrument designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics.
  • Its aim is to put political and social pressure on those countries that have, until now, failed to take ambitious action on climate protection, and to highlight those countries with best practice climate policies.
  •  It evaluates the climate protection performance of 58 countries, responsible for over 90% of global energy-related CO2 emissions.
  • The ranking results are defined by a country‟s aggregated performance on four categories “GHG Emissions”, “Renewable Energy” and “Energy Use”, and “Climate Policy”.
  • In this year’s index, Sweden leads the ranking, followed by Morocco and Lithuania. The bottom five in this year’s CCPI are Saudi Arabia, the United States, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei, scoring low or very low across almost all categories.
  • India is ranked at 11th position among the 58 countries responsible for 90% of co2 emissions.


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