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Climate Change Performance Index 2023

Focus: GS III: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation

Why in News?

India jumps 2 spots higher, and  now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)

About Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI):

  • The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)  was released and published by three environmental nongovernmental organizations viz. New Climate Institute, German-watch, and the Climate Action Network (CAN) International.
  •  It is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 57 countries and the European Union.
  • These countries together generate 90%+ of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Aim: It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
  • CCPI looks at four categories with 14 indicators:
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
    • Renewable Energy,
    • Energy Use, and
    • Climate Policy.

India’s Performance:

  • India rose two spots to rank eighth out of 63 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index 2023.
  • India has been ranked amongst top 5 countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries, based on its Climate Change performance. 
  • In 2022 and 2021, India stood in the 10th spot.
  • India scored 67.35 points.
  • In the overall standings, no country ranked first, second, or third on the index.
  • Denmark, with a score of 79,61, ranked fourth, followed by Sweden with 73.28 points.

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