November 23, 2022
The report was released at the recently concluded COP27 event
India is the only G-20 country among the top 10
The government’s robust energy efficiency programs have shown considerable impact
India will assume the G20 presidency from December 1, 2022
India rose to the eighth rank on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) published by German Watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International based in Germany. The report, which was released at the recently concluded COP27 event, shows Denmark, Sweden, Chile and Morocco as the only four small countries that were ranked above India at 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.
The Power Ministry stated that the government’s aggressive policies, rapid deployment of renewables and robust framework for energy efficiency programs have shown a considerable impact. Various demand-side flagship programs such as Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) Scheme and Standards and Labelling Programme have contributed significantly to this achievement.
CCPI’s ranking places India as the only G-20 country among the top 10. This news comes at an opportune time as India assumes its G-20 Presidency and shows the world about its climate mitigation policies such as deployment of renewable sources of energy and other energy transition programmes.
As per the report, India is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets. Published annually since 2005, the CCPI report is an independent monitoring tool that tracks the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU. It should be noted that the climate protection performance of these 59 countries, which collectively 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).