Renewable Energy

India among top 5 countries on Climate Change Performance Index

Denmark, Sweden, Chile and Morocco only countries to rank above India

Published: Thursday 24 November 2022

India is ranked among the top five countries, according to the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). India also performed the best among the G-20 nations, giving a major confidence boost to the energy transition programmes that the country has been undertaking.

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an instrument to enable transparency in national and international climate politics. The rankings are published by German Watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International based in Germany.

India jumped two spots higher and is now ranked 8th, according to CCPI 2023. But the first, second and third ranks were not awarded to any country. In effect, therefore India’s rank became 5th, according to an official statement from the ministry of power.

The latest report of CCPI released at COP27 in November 2022 showed Denmark, Sweden, Chile and Morocco were the only countries that ranked above India. Published annually since 2005, CCPI uses a standardised framework to compare the climate performance of 59 countries and the European Union, which together account for 92 per cent of the global greenhouse gas emissions.

The new ranking showed that policies of India towards transitioning to renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency are having a considerable impact. If the new CCIP reports are to be believed, India is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets.

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