India’s rank in Climate Change Performance Index

India has ranked at 10th position in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021 for the second year.


  • India has received high ratings in all the categories of CCPI.
  • In the renewable energy category it has a medium performance.
  • India has ranked high along with the European Union and the United Kingdom.
  • The CCPI was released by a non-profit German watch. It was released in cooperation with the New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network (CAN).
  • The report highlights that India needs to focus more on renewable energy. It says, India should focus as a mitigation strategy as well as its post-novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) green recovery.
  • As per the report, no country is making enough efforts to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

  • CCPI is an independent monitoring tool. It tracks climate protection performance of the countries. It is published since 2005.
  • The index helps in accessing and judging the climate policy of the countries, their recent development, current levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy use and their targets of 2030.
  • The index assess the countries under four categories namely, GHG emissions, energy use, renewable energy and climate policy.


Six G20 countries has been ranked among very low performers in the index. The United States, with a rank of 61, was the worst performer. India has scored 63.98 points out of 100. In 2019, India was ranked at the ninth position with its score of 66.02.

Emissions in India

India was rated very high on indicators in the ‘GHG Emissions’ category. Though, India had one of the largest growth trends. But, its per capita emissions was at low level. It has been rated very high for their 2 degrees Celsius compatibility.  India and other countries including  Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia and Germany have been ranked ‘high’ for its performance in the ‘Energy Use’ category.