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Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021

9th December, 2020 Environment

Context: India remained in the top 10 for the second year in a row in this year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021, occupying rank 10.

Key findings:

  • It received high ratings in all CCPI categories, except renewable energy, where it had a medium performance.
  • Under the renewable energy category, India performed medium and high for its current shares of renewable energy and development of renewable energy supply in the last year, respectively.
  • Country experts attribute these positive developments to India's policy frameworks. They recognised the need, however, for long-term planning.


About CCPI

  • The CCPI analyses and compares climate protection across 57 countries (plus EU as a whole) with the highest emissions, which together account for 90 per cent of global emissions.
  • The current index analyses emissions before the coronavirus crisis and does not reflect emissions reduction during this unusual situation.
  • CCPI, published by Germanwatch in cooperation with NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Network (CAN).
    • Germanwatch, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Bonn, Germany. It seeks to influence public policy on trade, the environment, and relations between countries in the industrialized north and underdeveloped south