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2008 Environmental Performance Index

The EPI centers on two broad environmental protection objectives: 1) reducing environmental stresses on human health and 2) protecting ecosystem vitality. Environmental health and ecosystem vitality are gauged using 25 indicators tracked in six established policy categories: Environmental Health, Air Quality, Water Resources, Biodiversity and Habitat, Productive Natural Resources, and Climate Change. The EPI complements a separate index, the 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI). The ESI is a gauge of a country's long-term environmental trajectory, whereas the EPI focuses on a country's current environmental performance. For more on the two indexes, see the complete literature on the EPI and the ESI at www.yale.edu/epi/.

Rank Country Rank Country
1. Switzerland 76. Viet Nam
2. Sweden 77. Nicaragua
3. Norway 78. Saudi Arabia
4. Finland 79. Tajikistan
5. Costa Rica 80. Azerbaijan
6. Austria 81. Nepal
7. New Zealand 82. Morocco
8. Latvia 83. Romania
9. Colombia 84. Belize
10. France 85. Turkmenistan
11. Iceland 86. Ghana
12. Canada 87. Moldova
13. Germany 88. Namibia
14. United Kingdom 89. Trinidad & Tobago
15. Slovenia 90. Lebanon
16. Lithuania 91. Oman
17. Slovakia 92. Fiji
18. Portugal 93. Congo
19. Estonia 94. Krygyzstan
20. Croatia 95. Zimbabwe
21. Japan 96. Kenya
22. Ecuador 97. South Africa
23. Hungary 98. Botswana
24. Italy 99. Syria
25. Denmark 100. Mongolia
26. Malaysia 101. Laos
27.. Albania 102. Indonesia
28. Russia 103. Côte d'Ivoire
29. Chile 104. Myanmar
30. Spain 105. China
31. Luxembourg 106. Uzbekistan
32. Panama 107. Kazakhstan
33. Dominican Rep. 108. Guyana
34. Ireland 109. Papua New Guinea
35. Brazil 110. Bolivia
36. Uruguay 111. Kuwait
37. Georgia 112. United Arab Emirates
38. Argentina 113. Tanzania
39. United States 114. Cameroon
40. Taiwan 115. Senegal
41. Cuba 116. Togo
42. Poland 117. Uganda
43. Belarus 118. Swaziland
44. Greece 119. Haiti
45. Venezuela 120. India
46. Australia 121. Malawi
47. Mexico 122. Eritrea
48. Bosnia and Herzegovina 123. Ethiopia
49. Israel 124. Pakistan
50. Sri Lanka 125. Bangladesh
51. South Korea 126. Nigeria
52. Cyprus 127. Benin
53. Thailand 128. Central African Rep.
54. Jamaica 129 Sudan
55. Netherlands 130. Zambia
56. Bulgaria 131. Rwanda
57. Belgium 132. Burundi
58. Mauritius 133. Madagascar
59. Tunisia 134. Mozambique
60. Peru 135. Iraq
61. Philippines 136. Cambodia
62. Armenia 137. Solomon Islands
63. Paraguay 138. Guinea
64. Gabon 139. Djibouti
65. El Salvador 140. Guinea-Bissau
66. Algeria 141. Yemen
67. Iran 142. Dem. Rep. Congo
68. Czech Rep. 143. Chad
69. Guatemala 144. Burkina Faso
70. Jordan 145. Mali
71. Egypt 146. Mauritania
72. Turkey 147. Sierra Leone
73. Honduras 148. Angola
74. Macedonia 149. Niger
75. Ukraine  
Source: Developed by the Center for Environmental Law & Policy at Yale University and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

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