Climate Change: India ranked in top 10 climate change performance index

With India among the top ten countries, two more developing countries like Morocco and Chile, no country in the world is compatible with the goals of Paris Agreement

Even after 5 years of the Paris Agreement, no country conforms to the goals of the Paris Agreement. At the same time, three developing countries are included in the top ten rankings of Climate Change Performance Index. Among them Morocco-7th, Chile-9th and India 10th.

This information was received from the Climate Change Performance Index 2021 released today, published by the Germanwatch and the Nucleite Institute together with the Climate Action Network (CAN).

The report is released just a few days before the European Union’s Summit on Climate Goals for 2030 and the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on 12 December.

In a ranking of 58 countries it was clearly seen that none of the countries surveyed were compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Even though emissions are decreasing in more than half of the countries analyzed.

  • Seven EU states and the European Union overall have a “high” rating for climate protection, but five EU countries are in the “very low” category
  • Portugal and New Zealand are among the larger climbers; Sweden leads
  • For the second time in a row, the United States is at the bottom of the ranking, below Saudi Arabia

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021, published today, presents a mixed picture of progress by the European Union (EU) on climate action. The European Union has shown improvement in the overall ranking from 22-place last year to 16-position this year thanks to an almost better climate policy.

The CCPI (CCPI) analyzes and compares climate protection in the 57 countries with the highest emissions (including the European Union), which together account for 90 percent of global emissions. The current index analyzes emissions before the coronavirus crisis and does not reflect emission reductions during this unusual situation.

There are only three G20 (G20) members in the rankings, with six at the bottom.

The G20 also presents a split image. The United Kingdom (5-th), India (10-th) and the European Union have high scores on the index. The majority of G20 countries lag behind in the rankings. The USA (61-th), Saudi Arabia (60-th), Canada (58-th), Australia (54-th), South Korea (53-th) and Russia (52-th) all received “very low” status. has given.

While a significant change in global emissions seems possible

Professor of Nucleite Institute Dr. Niklas Honné says, “It is even more important now that worldwide economic reforms do not just support revitalized economies, but at the same time prepare for a zero-carbon global economy. If most of those surveyed for the index It is unclear whether recovery (recovery) actions are reducing or increasing greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still opportunity to mold the recovery package and many good measures are under discussion. “

“The latest climate change performance index clearly shows that the European Union stands at a crossroads,” published by its organization Germanwatch, in collaboration with Jan Burke, the Nucleite Institute and Climate Action Network (CAN) (CAN), Index One of the authors of, says.

Burke also states that, “by setting an ambitious climate target for 2030 in line with the 1.5 ° C-range and good implementation and further development of its Green Deal, measures for green recovery (recovery) after the EU coronovirus crisis Could also become a role model in climate protection. “

Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for climate protection performance of countries. It aims to increase transparency in international climate politics and enables the comparability of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

Stephen Singer, Senior Advisor, Global Energy Policies of Climate Action Network stated: “The largest fossil fuel exporter and producer, the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Australia, with less than 10% of the global population represented, as appropriate Are at the bottom of the table. They are among the highest carbon pollutants and highest energy consumers. None of them has a useful federal climate policy to reduce carbon pollution. This shows the impressive power of fossil fuel industries in these countries. On the other hand, we see many smaller countries such as Portugal, Morocco, Chile and other countries in Europe that perform much better. As civil society, to effectively deal with the climate crisis, we need to segment the business model of fossil fuel companies around the world. “

Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for climate protection performance of countries. It aims to increase transparency in international climate politics and enables the comparability of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

Stephen Singer, Senior Advisor, Global Energy Policies of Climate Action Network stated: “The largest fossil fuel exporter and producer, the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Australia, with less than 10% of the global population represented, as appropriate Are at the bottom of the table. They are among the highest carbon pollutants and highest energy consumers.

None of them has a useful federal climate policy to reduce carbon pollution. This shows the impressive power of fossil fuel industries in these countries. On the other hand, we see many smaller countries such as Portugal, Morocco, Chile and other countries in Europe that perform much better. As civil society, to effectively deal with the climate crisis, we need to segment the business model of fossil fuel companies around the world. “

In this year’s edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) (CCPI), more than 170 experts from 55 countries explained their governments’ Kovid-19 recovery plan (p.16 ff.). On average, more countries reported lower carbon measures in COVID-19 recovery plans than measures that weakened the low-carbon transition. At least two-thirds of countries have avoided resuming plans for coal-fired power plants ready to start or to weaken environmental regulations. Yet some high-carbon measures have high fiscal expenditures undermining efforts towards lower carbon recovery.

United States, Saudi Arabia and Iran: Worst Performers Once again, USA’s performance has been sad: For the second time in a row the last year under the leadership of President Trump, the United States ranks last below Saudi Arabia. In all four categories except renewable energy (“low”), the United States is at the bottom of the table (“very low”) and is the only country other than Australia and Algeria that has “very little” in both national and international climate policy. Has received the worst rating of. President-Elect Biden’s plans present great opportunities to greatly improve this assessment but only when the election campaign promises are actually delivered. Given the still unclear majority in the Senate, it is uncertain how much of it will be implemented.

About the Climate Change Performance Index developed by the Germanwatch and Nuclimate Institute (Germany): Climate Change Performance Index by the Germanwatch and Nucleate Institute published in association with Climate Action Network (CAN International) ranking 57 countries and the European Union , Which accounts for about 90% of global GHG (GHG) emissions.

The four categories evaluated are: GHG emissions (40%), renewable energy (20%), energy use (20%) and climate policy (20%). It is an important tool to increase transparency in international climate politics and helps to compare climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries. It has been published annually since 2005.

Overall, greenhouse gas emissions have increased slightly, but in fact more than half of the countries surveyed (32) are falling. In two-thirds of the countries (38), more than ten percent of the total primary energy required now comes from renewable sources and in twelve countries the renewables are over 20 percent.

The Climate Change Performance Index 2021 ranked the results of 58 countries ranking the four categories “Greenhouse Gas (GHG-GHG) Emissions”, “Renewable Energy” and “Energy Use” as well as the Climate Policy as a global performance of the countries. This ranking is defined by 14 indicators, leveling the level.

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