Climate Protection Performance
India at 10th place
India’s performance was rated high in the Green House Gas Emissions, Energy Use, and Climate Policy categories, and medium in Renewable Energy. It is on track to meet its 2030 emissions target (which is compatible with a well-below-2°C scenario), close to achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target of a 40% share for non-fossil fuel installed power capacity by 2030, and on course for a targeted 33–35% reduction in energy intensity by the same year.
The CCPI evaluates 60 countries and the European Union, which together generate 90%+ of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Using standardised criteria, the CCPI looks at four categories, with 14 indicators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (40% of the overall score), Renewable Energy (20%), Energy Use (20%), and Climate Policy (20%).
Around 80% of the assessment of a countries’ performance is based on quantitative data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), PRIMAP, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the national GHG inventories submitted to the UNFCCC. CCPI 2022 is calculated using data recorded in 2019, as this is the most recent data available.
The CCPI methodology was revised in 2017 to fully incorporate the results of the negotiations of the Paris Agreement. Since then, the CCPI measures have been partly based on the promises the countries themselves formulated in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
No countries in Top Three
No country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating. The first three overall positions therefore remain empty.
The results show that, even if all countries were as committed as the current frontrunners, efforts would still be insufficient to prevent hazardous climate change.
What is CCPI
The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), published annually since 2005, is an independent monitoring tool for tracking countries’ climate protection performance. It increases transparency in national and international climate policy and enables comparison of individual countries’ climate protection efforts and progress.
The Paris Agreement is now entering a crucial phase of national and regional implementation. The CCPI provides long-standing and reliable analysis conducted on the leaders and laggards in climate protection. This makes it usable as a powerful instrument to hold governments accountable for their responsibility to act on the climate crisis, to inform the process of raising climate ambition, and to stimulate a race to the top in climate action.