Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe released the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017 on 16 November 2016. The CCPI confirms that there is a boost for renewable energy and positive developments in energy efficiency.
The index ranks India at the 20th position and says that countries like India are making efforts in fields of renewable and energy efficiency.
Highlights of CCPI 2017
• It says that the historic Paris Agreement that was reached in 2015 has helped in encouraging the trends in switching towards the renewable energy, but the revolution in switching at the global level is very slow.
• Policy side: The index says that many countries lack in ambition in switching towards the renewable energy.
Results of the CCPI 2017
• Morocco: Morocco, the host for the COP 22, was ranked at 8th position. The index says that due to its investments in renewable energy and mid and long-term targets, Morocco continued its upward trend. It is the frontrunner in Africa.
• Emerging Economies: They improved their improvement in 2017 CCPI by showcasing positive trends in shifting towards the renewable energy. Ranks of few emerging economies are India (20), Argentina (36) and Brazil (40).
• Countries rated as Very Poor: Rank of Countries that were rated as very poor include Canada (55), Australia (57) and Japan (60). They were ranked in the bottom group.
• Ranks of the world’s two largest emitters are USA (43) and China (48).
• France, which was ranked at the fourth place, leads the list for the first time. It was ranked fourth for the diplomacy that helped in enabling the Paris Agreement in 2015.
• France is followed by Sweden (5) and the United Kingdom (6).
Concern Area: The top three positions in the CCPI 2017 were left empty because no big emitter is acting in line with the 1.5 to 2°C limit.
About European Union Members
The latest index suggests that many countries of European Union like Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark may drop from their leading role in renewable energy development. It will occur as
• Several EU member nations have decreased its investments in the renewable energy and energy efficiency.
• They have questioned the all-ready agreed mitigation targets
• They also failed to set the policy framework to deliver on their short-term goals.
• It is a tool that was designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics.
• It is based on standard criteria, in which the Index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 58 countries. These countries are together responsible for more than 90 percent of global energy related to Carbon Dioxide emissions.