Climate Change Performance Index

Climate Change Performance Index

Climate Change Performance Index

Relevance for Prelims: India’s rank in the Climate Change Performance Index, Net-Zero.

Relevance for Mains: India’s strategy to achieve Net-zero, India’s performance and challenges associated.

Context: India jumps 2 spots higher, and now ranks 8th as per CCPI  (2023)

About Climate Change Performance Index:

  • The CCPI aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries. Published annually since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU.
  • Every year, the Global CCPI sets off important public and political debates within the countries assessed. The climate protection performance of these 59 countries, which together account for 92% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is assessed in four categories: GHG Emissions (40% of overall score), Renewable Energy (20% of overall score), Energy Use (20% of overall score) and Climate Policy (20% of overall score).
  • The ranking given by CCPI places India as the only G-20 country in the top 10 ranks. It may be mentioned here that India will now be assuming G-20 Presidency and it will be an opportune time to show the World, its climate mitigation policies such as the deployment of renewable sources of energy and other energy transition programs.

Climate Change Performance Index

Pic: India’s Net-Zero Emission Target 

About India’s performance in CCPI

  • India’s rank is best among all the large economies. It has been ranked among the top 5 countries in the world and among the best among the G20 countries.
  • The country is on track to meet its 2030 emission targets which are compatible well below 2 degrees Celsius. However, the renewable targets are not in consonance with the 2030 targets.

Concerns highlighted:

India has updated its Intentionally National determined Contributions and promised to achieve net zero by 2070. However, no roadmaps and concrete action plans for achieving the targets are missing.

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