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Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

Current context: Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019 is released on 11th Dec 19 at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain.
Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 
  • India, for the first time, ranks among the top 10 in this year's CCPI.
  • India ranked 9th in the current levels of per capita emissions and energy use, showing that emissions are still comparatively low.
  • It suggests that India has yet to develop a roadmap to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies and reduce the country's high dependence on coal.
  • The index is jointly presented by German watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network.
  • CCPI defines a country’s aggregated performance in 14 indicators within the four categories:
    1. “GHG Emissions”
    2. “Renewable Energy”
    3. “Energy Use”
    4. “Climate Policy”
  • The first three places of the ranking remained unoccupied as the report noted that none of the countries assessed is already on a path compatible with the Paris climate targets.
  • Sweden leads the ranking on rank 4, followed by Denmark (5) and Morocco (6).
  • Bottom five in this CCPI 2019 are Islamic Republic of Iran (57), Republic of Korea (58), Chinese Taipei (59), Saudi Arabia (60) and the United States (61).

Question: 

Q.1 India ranked _______ in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019 released at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain? 
a. 1st
b. 4th
c. 9th
d. 12th
Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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