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Climate Change Performance Index 2023 UPSC Highlights

Climate Change Performance Index 2023 was released and the first three spots of the index remained empty, as no country performed well enough in all categories to achieve an overall high rating

Denmark ranked fourth, followed by Sweden.

Climate Change Performance Index India Rank top in the grouping of top 10 emitter, followed by Germany and Japan at 2 and 3 positions of this grouping

The worst performers in the overall ranking were Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan. They ranked particularly poorly in renewables and heavily reliant on oil.

Saudi Arabia was found to be the nation with the highest per capita GHG emissions among the G20 nations

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Climate Change Performance Index 2023 India Highlights

  • India jumped 2 spots higher, and is now ranked 8th as per CCPI, 2023.
  • India is the only G-20 country in the top 10 rank.
  • India’s ranking in categories: In GHGs, it ranked at 9, at 24 in Renewable Energy, 9 in Energy Use and 8 on Climate Policy.
    • India earned a ‘high’ rating in the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Energy Use categories, with a ‘medium’ for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy.
  • India is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below -2°C scenario).
  • Incompatible with 1.5°C Target: Renewable energy pathway is not on track for the 2030 target.
    • India is among the nine countries responsible for 90% of global coal production.
    • It plans to increase its oil, gas, and oil production by over 5% by 2030.
  • Ranking reflects India progress in implementing Energy transition programmes such as renewable capacity installation at much faster rate than anywhere in the world.

 

About Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023

  • CCPI aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
  • Published by: Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network annually since 2005.
  • It is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU.
    • These nations account for 92 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in totality.
  • Their climate protection performance is assessed in four categories:
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions (40 percent of the overall score),
    • Renewable Energy (20 percent),
    • Energy Use (20 percent),
    • Climate Policy (20 percent).
Climate Change Performance Index 2023
Climate Change Performance Index 2023

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