Key results overall rating: Top 3 remain vacant as countries need to speed up implementation

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The world map shows the aggregated results and overall performance for the countries the CCPI evaluated.

  •  No country was strong enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating. Therefore, once again, the top three places remain empty.
  •  Denmark is again the top-ranked country, as in the previous year’s CCPI, but it does not perform well enough to achieve an overall very high rating.


  • With India (8th), the United Kingdom (11th), and Germany (16th), only three G20 countries are among the high performers in CCPI 2023. Twelve G20 countries receive an overall low or very low. The G20 has a particular responsibility in climate mitigation, as its members emit more than 75% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Canada, Russia, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the G20’s worst-performing countries.

EU performance: 

  •  Overall, the EU rises three spots from the previous year, to 19th, and just barely misses high classification.
  • Nine EU countries are among the high and medium performers, with Denmark (4th) and Sweden (5th) leading the overall CCPI ranking.
  • Spain improves its performance in all four CCPI categories, vaulting it 11 spots to 23rd, though still performing at a medium level. France, in contrast, drops 11 ranks to 28th, mainly due to its poorer placement in the Climate Policy category compared with the previous year.
  • Hungary (53rd) and Poland (54th) are the remaining EU countries receiving a very low rating.