Climate Change Performance Index

  • The 17th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index was released. 
  •  It is compiled by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute, and the Climate Action Network.  
  • It monitors climate mitigation progress of 60 countries and the European Union.
  •  It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables the comparability of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

 Performance of various countries in the latest index

  • The first three ranks of the overall rankings were kept empty because no country had performed well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating.  
  • The first three ranks in the greenhouse gas emissions category, too, were kept empty. 
  • In the overall rankings, India is at number 10 with a score of 69.22. It is a high performer except in the renewable energy category, in which it is ranked ―medium‖.  
  • The report says that India is benefiting from its relatively low per-capita emissions.

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