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India Among Top 5 Countries In Global Climate Change Performance Index

India is ranked among the top five countries, and the best among the G-20 nations, under the global Climate Change Performance Index, an official statement said.nThe CCPI aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries. "India has been ranked amongst top 5 countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries, based on its Climate Change performance," a power ministry statement said. India jumped two spots, and is now ranked 8th as per the Climate Change Performance Index, it stated. Published annually since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU. Every year, the CCPI sets off important public and political debates within the countries assessed. The climate protection performance of these 59 countries, which together account for 92 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, is assessed in four categories - GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, Energy Use and Climate Policy. India earned a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, while a medium rating for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy, the statement said. India will now be assuming G-20 Presidency and it will be an opportune time to show the world its climate mitigation policies such as deployment of renewable sources of energy and other energy transition programmes, it said. Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said India's CCPI ranking is testimony to the leadership shown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards addressing the global climate change despite pandemic and tough economic times.

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