Islamic Republic of Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran falls one spot from 62nd to 63rd, placing it last in this year’s CCPI rankings.
Iran receives a very low in the GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, and Energy Use categories, and a low in Climate Policy. Collectively, this makes Iran’s overall performance very low. Compared with the previous year, Iran was able to improve its development of renewable energy, where it already rated a medium last year and now receives a high. Still, this is the only indicator for which the country was rated higher than a low, which suggest the wide range of areas in need of improvement.
Iran has not ratified the Paris Agreement
Iran is one of the world’s few countries that has not yet ratified the Paris Agreement. This contributes to the very low rating it receives for its international climate policy. The CCPI experts urge ratification, along with the formulation of a more ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) than the current one.
Iran is among the world’s 20 countries with the largest developed oil and gas reserves. This reality is not compatible with the 1.5°C target.
National experts that contributed to the policy evaluation of this year’s CCPI chose to remain anonymous.