Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)

NOV 23

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Why in news?

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

About Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023):

  • Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023) is published by German Watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International based in Germany.
  • The CCPI aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
  • It is published annually since 2005
  • It is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU, which together account for 92% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


  • The climate protection performance of 59 countries is assessed in four categories:
    • GHG Emissions (40% of overall score)
    • Renewable Energy (20% of overall score)
    • Energy Use (20% of overall score)
    • Climate Policy (20% of overall score).

India’s Performance in CCPI 2023:

  • The first, second and third ranks were not awarded to any country.
  • India is ranked at the 8th spot.
  • India earned a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, while a medium for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy.
    • As per the CCPI report, India is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well-below-2°C scenario).
  • The ranking given by CCPI places India as the only G-20 country in the top 10 rank.


Consider the following statements:

1. Climate Change Performance Index is annually published by UNDP

2. India remains the highest ranked country for the past three years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2