Current affair diary 10/12/2020

Global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

√India remains in the top 10 for the second year in a row in the latest global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released in Germany.

√China which is also the biggest current emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) figures at 33rd rank.

√While the USA appears at the bottom of the list.

√Though India slid one position down from 9th in 2019 to 10th this year, its journey towards climate protection has been consistent with it improving its ranking from 31st in 2014.

√Globally none of the countries assessed for the annual CCPI report are on the path to meet their Paris Agreement commitment of keeping global warming increase below 2 degree Celsius by the end of the century and restrict it to 1.5 degree Celsius rise.

√The report shows that only two G20 countries – the UK and India – are among the high rankers.

√While six other G20 countries – the USA, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Australia, South Korea and Russia (52nd) – are at the bottom of the index.

√The CCPI is developed by not-for-profit organisations Germanwatch and NewClimate Institute (Germany) together with the Climate Action Network (CAN International).

√It is an important tool to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.



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