News Digest Item
17 Nov 2016

“Climate Change Performance Index 2017: Global energy transition has started”


Germany is ranked 29th in this year’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) by environmental organisation Germanwatch – a position blamed on lagging greenhouse gas emissions reduction and the lack of a clear roadmap for ending coal-fired power generation. “This year’s CCPI confirms that many EU countries, including the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, risk losing their leading role in renewable energy development,” said Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network Europe, in a press release. The CCPI evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 58 countries that are together responsible for more than 90% of global energy-related CO2 emissions.

Read the press release in English here and the full report in English here.

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