Morocco solidified its place as a climate change champion by ranking third in the latest Climate Change Performance Index.
It is the third year in a row that the country ranked in the top ten of the Climate Change Performance Index published by Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute, and the Climate Action Network.
Sweden and Lithuania topped the list of 57 countries evaluated.
The index assesses and evaluates several areas including greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy uptake, energy use and climate policy in line with the Paris Agreement targets.
According to the index, Morocco “profits from a low emissions level and an ambitious GHG emissions reduction target by 2030. Morocco was able to install many new renewable energy capacities within the last five years, which most likely will lead to a better rating regarding renewables next year…Furthermore, Morocco’s current level of per capita energy use and its corresponding well-below-2°C compatibility, result in a high rating in this category.”
Morocco ranked first worldwide in the climate policy category, reflecting the country’s leadership internationally when it comes to climate change policy initiatives.