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India ranks eighth, moving up two spots on Climate Change Performance Index

  • IBEF
  • November 16, 2022

According to the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023, India moved up two spots to take eighth place out of 63 nations. The nation received a "high" rating in the categories of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. It received a "medium" rating in the categories of climate policy and renewable energy.

59 nations and the European Union, which together account for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas emissions, are evaluated by the CCPI. The CCPI examines four categories—Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy, Energy Use, and Climate Policy—and 14 indicators using standardised criteria. It monitors how various nations are carrying out the Paris Agreement.

According to the index assessment published by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute, and Climate Action Network, India is on track to reach its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below 2°C scenario).

India held the tenth position in 2022 and 2021. It came in ninth place on the list in 2020.

No nation placed first, second, or third overall in the index rankings. Denmark, with a score of 79.61, ranked fourth, followed by Sweden with 73.28 points. India scored 67.35 points.

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