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Every year the Climate Change Performance Index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of industrialised and developing countries.
The results of previous years as well as summaries in different languages and other information are available at: www.germanwatch.org/en/CCPI

  • The Climate Change Performance Index 2019

    To implement the Paris Agreement, countries must raise their ambitions and enact concrete measures to make their individual contributions to the global goal. For the past 14 years, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) has tracked countries’ efforts to combat climate change. The CCPI is an instrument designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. Its aim is to put political and social pressure on those countries, which have, up until now, failed to take ambitious action on climate protection. It also aims to highlight those countries with best practice climate policies. Based on standardised criteria, the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 56 countries and the EU, which are together responsible for more than 90 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.-> more

  • Principaux résultats de l'Indice de Performance Climatique (IPC) 2019

    De l'Indice de Performance Climatique (IPC) est un classement par pays évaluant la performance de la protection du climat de 56 pays et l’UE qui représentent environ 90% des émissions mondiales de CO2. Les résultats de l’IPC 2019 illustrent les principales différences régionales en matière de protection et de performance climatiques.-> more

  • Los principales resultados del Indice de Desempeño frente al Cambio Climático (IDCC) 2019

    Los resultados del Indice de Desempeño frente al Cambio Climático (IDCC) 2019 muestran las principales diferencias regionales en protección del clima y desempeño dentro de los 56 países evaluados y la Unión Europea. Los resultados del ranking son definidos por el desempeño total de un país según 14 indicadores de cuatro categorías: “emisiones de GEI” (gases de efecto invernadero), “energías renovables” y “uso de energía”, así como “políticas de cambio climático”, en una sección política del índice única a nivel global.-> more

  • Klimaschutz-Index: Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse 2019

    Der Klimaschutz-Index ist ein Instrument, das mehr Transparenz in die internationale Klimapolitik bringen soll. Ziel ist es einerseits, den politischen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Druck auf diejenigen Länder zu erhöhen, die bisher noch keine ehrgeizigen Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz ergriffen haben, und andererseits Länder mit vorbildlichen Politikmaßnahmen herauszustellen. Anhand einheitlicher Kriterien vergleicht und bewertet der KSI die Klimaschutzleistungen von 56 Staaten und der EU, die zusammen für mehr als 90 Prozent des globalen energiebedingten CO2-Ausstoßes verantwortlich sind.-> more

  • Climate Change Performance Index 2019: Background and Methodology

    For the CCPI 2018, we evaluated and revised the CCPI methodology to demonstrate existing measures more accurately and to encourage steps towards effective climate policy. Since last year’s edition, the CCPI is monitoring the development of all GHG emissions of the 56 countries and the EU that are assessed in the index. The index now is even better suited to measure how well countries are on track to meet the global goals of the Paris Agreement. It does this not only by comparing countries by their development and current status in the three categories “GHG Emissions”, “Renewable Energy” and “Energy Use”, but also on the Paris-compatibility of their current status and targets set for the future in each of these categories. With its globally unique policy section, the index also continues to evaluate countries' ambition and progress in the field of climate policy.-> more

  • CCPI 2019: International Press Release

    Climate Change Performance Index 2019: Not enough countries prove political will to prevent dangerous climate change

    Global CO2 emissions are rising again / Sweden and Morocco leading countries, Morocco with significant expansion of renewable energy / eight of the G20-countries perform very low - USA and Saudi Arabia at the bottom of the index

    After three consecutive years of stable CO2 emissions, emissions are rising again. The Climate Change Performance Index 2019 (CCPI), published today at COP24 in Katowice, shows only few countries have started to implement strategies to limit global warming below 2 or even 1.5°C. While there is a continued growth and competitiveness of renewable energy, especially in countries that had low shares before, the CCPI shows a lack of political will of most governments to phase out fossil fuels with the necessary speed. Because of that, in most countries the climate policy evaluation by national experts is significantly lower than in the last years. Jan Burck, co-author of the CCPI at Germanwatch, comments: "Based on techno-economic developments in the last years, delay in implementation of low-carbon solutions can hardly be justified. While the G20 summit has shown strong support of 19 countries to support the Paris Agreement, the political will of those Governments to set the right frameworks and incentives for its national implementation is not yet reflected in these words."-> more

  • The Climate Change Performance Index 2018

    Under the Paris Agreement, for the first time climate action was anchored in the context of international law. This requires countries to make their own unique contribution to the prevention of dangerous climate change. The next crucial step to follow this agreement is the rapid implementation by the signing parties of concrete measures to make their individual contributions to the global goal. For the past 13 years, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) has been keeping track of countries’ efforts in combating climate change. The varying initial positions, interests and strategies of the numerous countries make it difficult to distinguish their strengths and weaknesses and the CCPI has been an important tool in contributing to a clearer understanding of national and international climate policy.-> more

  • Klimaschutz-Index: Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse 2018

    Der Klimaschutz-Index ist ein Instrument, das mehr Transparenz in die internationale Klimapolitik bringen soll. Ziel ist es einerseits, den politischen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Druck auf diejenigen Länder zu erhöhen, die bisher noch keine ehrgeizigen Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz ergriffen haben, und andererseits Länder mit-> more

  • G20 Edition: Climate Change Performance Index 2017

    In this special edition of the CCPI 2017, the efforts and performances of the G20 countries are evaluated. The G20 are together responsible for 75% of the global Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) and are therefore the key for starting a global transformation-> more

  • The Climate Change Performance Index 2017

    A comparison of the 58 top CO2 emitting nations

    Under the Paris Agreement, climate action was anchored in the context of international law. This requires countries to make their own unique contribution to the prevention of dangerous climate change. The next crucial step to follow this agreement is the rapid implementation by the signing parties of concrete measures to make their individual contributions to the global goal. For the past 12 years, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) has been keeping track of countries’ efforts in combating climate change. The varying initial positions, interests and strategies of the numerous countries make it difficult to distinguish their strengths and weaknesses and the CCPI has been an important tool in contributing to a clearer understanding of national and international climate policy-> more

  • The Climate Change Performance Index 2016

    A comparison of the 58 top CO2 emitting nations

    The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument supposed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. Its aim is to encourage political and social pressure on those countries which have, up to now, failed to take ambitious actions on climate protection as well as to highlight countries with best-practice climate policies. On the basis of standardised criteria, the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 58 countries that are, together, responsible for more than 90 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions.-> more