Nyhed: Danmark som nummer 4 på international klimaliste – dog ingen i top tre
Internationale grønne organisationers årlige vurdering af 60 landes klimaindsatser placerer Danmark forrest i kampen mod klimakrisen.
Danmark ligger i år øverst på Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), som tirsdag er offentliggjort på COP26 i Glasgow. CCPI vurderer igen i år, at der ikke er nogen lande, som opfylder kriterierne til top tre, så Danmarks placering på en fjerdeplads er den bedste. 60 lande, der tilsammen udleder mere end 90 pct. af de globale drivhusgasser, er med i indekset.
CCPI offentliggøres hvert år på FN's klimamøder. Årets indeks udgives af GermanWatch og New Climate Institute i samarbejde med Climate Action Network. Climate Action Network (CAN) er verdens største klimanetværk bestående af over 1.500 civilsamfundsorganisationer i over 130 lande, herunder Danmark.
Sidste år var Danmark nummer 6 på listen.
På CCPI’s hjemmeside finder man følgende udtalelse om det nye indeks:” Countries with high rankings have no reason to sit back and relax.No country performs well enough in all CCPI index categories to achieve an overall very high rating. The first three positions in the overall ranking therefore remain empty. This says a great deal. Even if all countries were as committed as the current frontrunners, it would still not be enough to prevent dangerous climate change.The countries with high rankings also have no reason to ease up. Even greater efforts and actions by governments are needed to set the world on track to keep global warming well below a 2°C increase. Even better, 1.5°C.”
Læser man videre under Danmark står der følgende:
” Denmark ranks 4th and becomes the frontrunner in this year’s CCPI. The country marks an overall high performance.As in the last year’s CCPI, Denmark has high ratings in the GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, and Climate Policy categories; it ranks in the top 10 for each. In GHG Emissions and Renewable Energy, Denmark is up two spots, and in Climate Policy it is up three from last year. It marks a medium rating in the Energy Use category. Notably, its performance in the indicator for a Renewable Energy 2030 Target compared to a well-below-2°C benchmark is low.
In 2020, Denmark committed to a 2030 target of a 70% emissions reduction compared with 1990 levels and it aims at climate neutrality by 2050. The CCPI experts note that Denmark’s climate target is in line with the Paris Agreement. The independent Danish Council on Climate Change (DCCC), under the Danish Climate Act, charged with assessing whether government policies sufficiently match the target. After the first year with the 70% target, the DCCC assessment concluded that the initiatives and measures were inadequate and needed improvement. Potential areas for improvement are notes in the agriculture and transport sectors. The CCPI experts see shortcomings in policies addressing electric vehicles and policies to move Denmark away from biomass. Denmark relies heavily on biomass as an energy source and the Danish experts see a need for a wood biomass phase-out.
In partnership with Costa Rica, Denmark launched the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance this year, aimed at moving more countries away from extracting fossil fuel. Denmark is among the progressive players in climate policy. Domestically, the experts consider Denmark’s climate neutrality goal should be brought forward from the current 2050 to reach neutrality by 2040.
National experts that contributed to the policy evaluation of this year’s CCPI chose to remain anonymous”
Du kan se hele indekset her på CCPI’s hjemmeside
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