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Romania ranks 38th in the Climate Change Performance Index

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Romania ranks 38th in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022 published by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and the Climate Action Network. The country dropped eight spots from last year when it ranked 30th, at the same time falling from the medium into the low-performing countries, according to Romania-Insider.

The CCPI currently evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 57 countries and of the European Union (EU), which are together responsible for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The CCPI assesses countries’ performance in four categories: greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy, energy use, and climate policy.

Romania received a high rating in the energy use category, where it ranks 17th, according to the report quoted by Green-report.ro. The country dropped from a high to a medium rating in both GHG Emissions (where it also ranks 17th) and Renewable Energy (35th).

In the overall ranking, the EU has improved from 22nd place last year to 16th place this year, almost exclusively thanks to a much better-rated climate policy.

Sweden, the UK, and Denmark are the best-ranked countries and at the opposite end, with the lowest scores are Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.