- Name of the Index- Environmental Performance Index
- Released by- World Economic Forum
- Developed by-Yale University & Columbia University in collaboration with World Economic Forum and Joint research centre of the European Commission
- Rank of India-177
- Switzerland stands first in Environmental Performance Index
- Burundi stands in the last position in Environmental Performance Index
- New Zealand, Israel and Japan are the only non-European countries in the top 20.
How Environmental Performance Index is calculated?The Environmental Performance Index report rated countries on 10 indicators under two broad categories. Those two broad categories are
- Environmental Health
- Ecosystem vitality
10 Indicators used are:
- Air Quality
- Water & Sanitation
- Heavy metals
- Biodiversity & Habitat
- Forests (tree cover loss)
- Climate and energy
- Air pollution
- Water management And Agriculture
Top 10 countries in Environmental performance index:
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Bottom five countries:
India & Environmental Performance Index
- India is the fourth worst country in the world when it comes to handling environmental issues
- The Environmental Performance Index study said India had made ‘little progress to efforts to tackle air pollution as compared to China.
- India faces “a public health crisis that demands urgent attention”.
- India’s low scores are influenced by poor performance in the environmental health policy objective
- Pollution from solid fuels, coal and crop residue burning and emissions from motor vehicles continue to severely degrade the air quality for millions of Indians.
- In Environmental Health India stands at
- 178 in Air Quality
- 145 in water and sanitation
- 175 in heavy metals
Trends in 2018 Environmental Performance Index
- Fisheries continue to deteriorate in most countries
- Substantial populations still suffer from poor air quality, most notably in India, China, and Pakistan.
Here is the list of 2018 Environmental Performance Index rankings:
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