The Climate Change Performance Index 2022: Results

Cover CCPI 2022 Results

Please find the results for 2022 as well as interactive maps and graphs on our CCPI webpage.

Published annually since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 60 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.

In the CCPI 2022, Denmark reaches the best ranking with a “high” in the categories Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy and Climate Policy. Again, no country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall “very high” rating in the index. Therefore, the first three ranks in the overall ranking and the category specific rankings remain empty. In the overall ranking, Sweden (5th), Norway (6th), the United Kingdom (7th) and Morocco (8th) follow Denmark.

The CCPI 2022 shows that the global race to zero has begun.

This year’s loser is Australia. Dating back to CCPI 2014, Australia has continuously performed very low in the CCPI rating, receiving very low ratings in every category. In the overall ranking South Korea and Russia are among the bottom performers with Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.

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 450 climate and energy experts.

Jan Burck, Thea Uhlich, Christoph Bals, Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Leonardo Nascimento (NewClimate Institute), Ana Tamblyn, Jonas Reuther
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Indices, Climate Change Performance Index, Klimaschutz-Index


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Policy Advisor – Low-Carbon Strategies & Energy

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