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Climate change performance index


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India for the first time ranks among the top ten in the Climate Change Performance Index, CCPI.

Key data’s:

  • The CCPI is an independent monitoring tool of countries’ climate protection performance.
  • It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables the comparability of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
  • The ranking results are defined by a country’s aggregated performance in 14 indicators within the four categories “GHG Emissions”, “Renewable Energy” and “Energy Use”, as well as on “Climate Policy”, in a globally unique policy section of the index.
  • The CCPI 2020 results illustrate the main regional differences in climate protection and performance within the 57 evaluated countries and the EU.
  • Still no country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating in the index. Therefore, once again the first three ranks remain empty.
  • In this year’s index, Sweden leads the ranking on rank 4, followed by Denmark (5) and Morocco (6). India is in 9th
  • The bottom five in this year’s CCPI are Islamic Republic of Iran (57), Republic of Korea (58), Chinese Taipei (59), Saudi Arabia (60) and the United States (61), rated low or very low across almost all categories.

Index categories:

  • GHG Emissions – 40% weighting
  • Renewable Energy – 20% weighting
  • Energy Use – 20% weighting
  • Climate Policy – 20% weighting

Government of India’s efforts:

  • Air pollution is one of the biggest global environmental challenges of today.
  • A time bound national level strategy for pan India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem in a comprehensive manner in the form of National Clean Air Programme was launched last year.
  • India is among few countries in the world where forest cover is consistently increasing.
  • The total forest and tree cover rises to over 24 percent of the total geographical area of the Country.
  • Government is taking all possible steps to protect the tiger. According to the latest tiger census data -2018, the total tigers in India has risen to around three thousand.
  • In a major boost towards promoting afforestation and achieving green objectives of the country, government handed over 47 thousand crore rupees of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority, CAMPA funds to various states in August last year.

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