What is the CCPI?
The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), published annually since 2005, is an independent monitoring tool for tracking countries’ climate protection performance. It increases transparency in national and international climate policy and enables comparison of individual countries’ climate protection efforts and progress.
The CCPI indicates the climate mitigation efforts of 57 countries and the EU, which collectively account for over 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Results are compiled with the aid of 400 national experts evaluating their countries’ most recent national and international climate policies.
The CCPI is distributed to key media worldwide (e.g. The Guardian, China Daily, The Times of India) and frequently triggers debates in national parliaments and governments.
The Paris Agreement is now entering a crucial phase of national and regional implementation. The CCPI provides long-standing and reliable analysis conducted on the leaders and laggards in climate protection. This makes it usable as a powerful instrument to hold governments accountable for their responsibility to act on the climate crisis, to inform the process of raising climate ambition, and to stimulate a race to the top in climate action.
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Following the motto “Observing, Analysing, Acting”, Germanwatch has been actively promoting global equity and the preservation of livelihoods since 1991. In doing so, we focus on the politics and economics of the North and their worldwide consequences. The situation of marginalised people in the South is the starting point of our work. Together with our members and supporters as well as with other actors in civil society, we intend to represent a strong lobby for sustainable development. We attempt to approach our goals by advocating for the prevention of dangerous climate change, for food security, and compliance of companies with human rights.
NewClimate Institute is a non-profit institute established in 2014. NewClimate Institute supports research and implementation of action against climate change around the globe, covering the topics international climate negotiations, tracking climate action, climate and development, climate finance and carbon market mechanisms. NewClimate Institute aims at connecting up-to-date research with the real world decision making processes.
Climate Action Network International
CAN members work to achieve their goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these eff orts around the world. CAN members place a high priority on both a healthy environment and development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission). CAN’s vision is to protect the atmosphere while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide.
Funding-Source and Partner
The Gertrud and Hellmut Barthel Foundation is a non-profit, corporate foundation of the Halbzellstoff-Industrie Unternehmensgruppe (HZI). It was founded in 1991 by the entrepreneur Hellmut Barthel. The foundation’s work focuses on three sectors: education, environment and culture.
Together with the companies belonging to our foundation, we pursue the goal of CO2 neutrality. We are taking responsibility today for a better tomorrow and want to help shape a future worth living. That is why, in the area of environmental protection, we are particularly committed to projects that encourage sustainable thinking – whether in the field of environmental education for the smallest children or for large, globally active projects that encourage entire governments to think and act.
With a team of over 350 experts, south pole is a sustainability consulting firm, exploring innovative solutions to both mitigate risks and achieve sustainability goals.
For the 2021 edition, Ritika Tewari, Carmen Álvarez Campo and Luke Sherman from south pole supported the team with expertise in writing about countries’ performance in the CCPI.
Become a partner
To maximize the CCPI’s impact, we need to secure independent funding and are looking forward to collaborating with new partners. If you are interested in joining this exciting and high-impact project, please get in touch.