CCPI 2023

CCPI 2023: The Climate Change Performance Index was released on November 14th, 2022.

The index was published by: Germanwatch, CAN International, and the NewClimate Institute based in Germany.

The rank of India in CCPI 2023: India secured 8th position in CCPI 2023, it jumps 2 spots higher. India was in 10th position in CCPI 2022.

A top performer in CCPI: Denmark (4th) is again the top-ranked country.

About CCPI

The index published annually since 2005. It is an instrument to enable transparency in national and international climate politics.

The CCPI tracks countries’ efforts to combat climate change. The Climate Change Performance Index aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.


The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) compares 59 countries and the European Union which together generate 92% of global greenhouse emissions.

Using standardized criteria, The Climate Change Performance Index looks at four categories, with 14 indicators:

  1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions (40% of the overall score),
  2. Renewable Energies (20%),
  3. Energy Use (20%) and,
  4. Climate Policy (20%).

It provides a comprehensive overview of the current efforts and progress of the countries analyzed. It also measures how well countries are on track to meet the global goals of the Paris Agreement by evaluating the current status and future targets of each category with reference to a well-below 2°C pathway.

Top Five Best-Performing and Bottom-Ranked Countries in CCPI Index 2023

No country was strong enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating so the first, second, and third ranks were not awarded to any country. The positions of the top five countries are as follows:

  • Denmark (4th)
  • Sweden (5th)
  • Chile (6th)
  • Morocco (7th)
  • India (8th)
Top ranking countries in CCPI

Top-ranking countries in CCPI

Bottom ranking countries in CCPI 2023

Bottom-Ranking Countries in CCPI 2023

EU performance:

  • Overall, the EU rises three spots from the previous year to the 19th and just barely misses high classification.
  • Spain improves its performance in all four CCPI categories, vaulting it 11 spots to 23rd, but still performing at a medium level.
  • France drops 11 ranks to 28th due to its poorer placement in the Climate Policy category compared with the previous year.
  • Nine EU countries are among the high and medium performers with Demark (4th) and Sweden (5th) leading the overall CCPI ranking.
  • Hungry ranked 53rd and Poland 54th are the remaining EU countries receiving a very low rating.

G20 Performance in CCPI 2023:

  • India ranked 8th in the index.
  • The United Kingdom secured rank 11th, and
  • Germany ranked 16th.
  • Only three G20 countries are among the high-performance in CCPI 2023. Twelve G20 countries receive an overall low or very low.
  • The G20 has a particular responsibility in climate mitigation, as its members emit more than 75% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
  • In G20 the worst–performing countries are Canada, Russia, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Performance of India in CCPI 2023:

India improves two ranks in CCPI 2023 and is now ranked 8th. India earned a high rating in the GHG Emission and Energy Use categories, while medium for Climate policy and Renewable Energy.

  • As per, Climate Change Performance Index, India is on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets (compatible with a well below 2°C scenario)
  • India has been ranked among the top 5 countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries.


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