Romania has dropped nine places in the rankings of the fight against climate change, being 25th in the 61-nation table included in the Climate Change Performance Index 2015 (CCPI 2015), an index launched by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe as part of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Lima, Peru.
According to a communiqué issued on Tuesday, of the 15 indicators evaluated Romania scored the best in the “Trends in Efficiency” indicator which evaluates the structure and efficiency of the energy system and energy mix. Our country was 7th when ranked by this indicator. “At the opposite end, the worst result was registered by the indicator that measures the country’s behavior in international policies of combating climate change, where our country is 58th. This rank is due to the very poor performance in international negotiations on climate change issues and especially due to the fact that it signed, along with the group of Visegrad countries plus Bulgaria, an agreement against climate change targets proposed through the Europe 2030 strategy. Other weak points consist of large quantities of emissions from road traffic (Romania is 46th) and air transport (45th),” the communiqué points out.