7. Climate Change Performance Index 2017
The Climate Change Performance Index
is a tool designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. On the basis of standardised criteria, the Index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 58 countries that are together responsible for more than 90% of global energy-related CO2
emissions. The first three ranks are left blank because up to now no country is acting enough to prevent dangerous climate change.
This year’s Climate Change Performance Index confirms a boost for renewable energy and positive developments in energy efficiency.
Morocco (rank 8th), this year's host of COP22 continued its upward trend in the CCPI 2017. With massive investments in renewable energy and ambitious mid- and long-term targets, Morocco is a frontrunner in Africa. Positive trends are seen as well among emerging economies of the G20 like India (20th), Argentina (36th) and Brazil (40th) which all improved their ranking in the CCPI 2017.