Cabinet: Egypt ranks 22nd in Climate Change Performance Index

The Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) on Tuesday said Egypt has been ranked the 22nd among 63 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2024, recording 61.8 points.

Egypt came in the second place following Morocco in the Middle East and North Africa, the IDSC added.

The index, which is issued by German Watch corporation, highlighted measures adopted by Egypt to expand investments in the renewable energy projects, including encouraging reliance on the solar and wind energies.

Egypt has also promoted larger investments into fossil fuels, in particular fossil gas, according to the index.

In the CCPI 2024, Denmark reaches the best ranking. Again, no country performs well enough in all categories to achieve an overall “very high” rating in the index. Therefore, the first three ranks in the overall ranking remain empty. Denmark reaches the best ranking, followed by Estonia in 5th place and the Philippines in 6th place in this year’s CCPI, according to the website of the climate index.

Real adjustments were only made in emissions reduction targets in the power sector, where Egypt wants to reduce 65% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil and gas, 33% in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution, and 7% in the transport sector, all compared with 2030 ‘business-as-usual’ levels.

Published annually since 2005, the CCPI is an independent monitoring tool that tracks the climate protection performance of 63 countries and the EU. It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

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