Taiwan rated ‘very poor’ on Climate Change Performance Index

Taiwan ranked in 52nd place out of 58 of the world’s most polluting countries that account for 90% of carbon dioxide emissions

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/17
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Map showing Taiwan rated "very poor"(By Central News Agency)

Map showing Taiwan rated “very poor”(By Central News Agency)

According to the 2017 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), the rate the world’s nations are transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy is not sufficient to prevent global temperatures from rising above 2 degrees Celsius (Celsius). Taiwan was ranked toward the bottom of the the list with 13 other countries that received a rating of “very poor.”

Published annually by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe, the CCPI index rates the climate protection performance of the 58 most polluting countries that account for 90% of carbon dioxide emissions in the world. This year’s report points out that despite the enormous growth of renewable energy, especially solar and wind power, the necessary energy revolution is not taking place rapidly enough.

Out of the 58 most polluting countries in the world, Taiwan (listed as Chinese Taipei), was in 52nd place, unchanged from last year. Countries on the list are ranked by emissions level, the development of emissions, the deployment of renewable energies, the energy intensity of the economy and climate policy.

Taiwan ranked “very poor” for its emissions level, “poor” in controlling it’s development of emissions, “moderate” in terms of renewable energies, “moderate” when it came to the energy intensity of the economy, and its climate policy was rated “poor.”    [FULL  STORY]

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