The Climate Change Performance Index 2023: Results

Title page CCPI 2023

Please find the results for 2023 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 59 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 2023, Denmark reaches the best ranking. 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 remain empty. In the overall ranking, Sweden (5th), Chile (6th), Morocco (7th) and India (8th) follow Denmark.

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, Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Leonardo Nascimento (NewClimate Institute), Christoph Bals
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Klimaschutz-Index, Indizes


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Senior Advisor – Low-Carbon Strategies & Energy, Project Lead Climate Indices

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Policy Advisor – Low-Carbon Strategies & Energy

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Policy Director
(until 15.6.24 in Political Focus Time)