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The Climate Change Performance Index 2020

Author: 
Jan Burck, Ursula Hagen, Niklas Höhne, Leonardo Nascimento, Christoph Bals
ISBN: 
ISBN 978-3-943704-75-4
Order Number: 
20-2-03e
Number of Pages: 
32
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Published annually since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 57 countries and the EU. It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

The implementation phase of the Paris Agreement enters a crucial phase in 2020, where countries are due to submit their updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In light of this, the CCPI aims to inform the process of raising climate ambition. As a long-standing and reliable tool for identifying leaders and laggards in climate protection, the CCPI can be a powerful instrument to hold governments accountable for their responsibility to act on the climate crisis – and of stimulating a race to the top in climate action.

The CCPI assesses each country’s performance in four categories: GHG Emissions (40% of the overall ranking), Renewable Energy (20%), Energy Use (20%) and Climate Policy (20%). In addition, the question is answered to what extent the respective country acts adequately in the areas of Emissions, Renewable Energies and Energy Use in order to achieve the Paris climate targets. The CCPI’s unique climate policy section, evaluating countries’ national and international climate policy performance, is only possible through the continued support and contributions of around 350 climate and energy experts.