Morocco among top 10 on Climate Change Performance Index 2021
The kingdom of Morocco has featured among top ten countries on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021, a position making the North African country one of the three world’s smaller countries to have made progress in reducing carbon emission.
The Arab country occupies the seventh spot right behind respectively Sweden (4th), United Kingdom (5th) and Denmark (6th), with over 57 countries branded as carbon emitters.
The first three positions are empty because of overall poor performance on the index.
Morocco has scored 67.59 points on the scale of 100 and is with Chili and India the three developing countries to make it among the top 10. Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States are the worst performers with respective scores of 24.58; 22.46; and 19.75.
CCPI, an independent monitoring tool, informs on the Paris Agreement’s implementation phase. The index was launched in 2005. The tool evaluates 57 countries and the European Union, which together generate 90%+ of global greenhouse gas emissions.
It 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%).