Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe released the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017 on 16 November 2016. The CCPI confirms that there is a boost for renewable energy and positive developments in energy efficiency.
It says that the historic Paris Agreement that was reached in 2015 has helped in encouraging the trends in switching towards the renewable energy, but the revolution in switching at the global level is very slow.
Morocco, the host for the COP 22, was ranked at 8th position. The index says that due to its investments in renewable energy and mid and long-term targets, Morocco continued its upward trend. It is the frontrunner in Africa.
Ranks of countries that were rated as very poor include Canada (55), Australia (57) and Japan (60). They were ranked in the bottom group.