Countries with high rankings have no reason to sit back and relax.

No country performs well enough in all CCPI index categories to achieve an overall very high rating. The first three positions in the overall ranking therefore remain empty. This says a great deal. Even if all countries were as committed as the current frontrunners, it would still not be enough to prevent dangerous climate change.

The countries with high rankings also have no reason to ease up. Even greater efforts and actions by governments are needed to set the world on track to keep global warming well below a 2°C increase. Even better, 1.5°C.

The climate crisis is an existential threat to life on Earth. To reduce the magnitude of the crisis’ impacts, we must limit global warming to 1.5°C, as decided in the Paris Agreement. Only decisive action will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are responsible for climate change. As an independent monitoring tool, the CCPI has a leading role in informing on the Paris Agreement’s implementation phase.
Since 2005, the CCPI has provided analysis of countries’ climate protection performance. It creates transparency in climate policy, makes it possible to compare climate protection efforts, and lets you see progress and setbacks.


The CCPI evaluates 60 countries and the European Union, which together generate 90%+ of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Using standardised criteria, the CCPI looks at four categories, with 14 indicators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (40% of the overall score), Renewable Energy (20%), Energy Use (20%), and Climate Policy (20%).
The CCPI’s unique climate policy section evaluates countries’ progress in implementing policies working towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals.


How the CCPI works


Since 2005, the CCPI has been contributing to a clearer understanding of national and international climate policies. The CCPI is an important tool for tracking countries’ climate action performances and enabling comparison of the efforts and progress made by 57 countries and the European Union, covering more than 90% of global GHG emissions. An impressive result, made possible by the joint contribution of NGOs experts working within their respective countries, fighting for the implementation of the climate policies that we desperately need to reach our common goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

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