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/.

RankCountryRankCountry
1.Switzerland76.Viet Nam
2.Sweden77.Nicaragua
3.Norway78.Saudi Arabia
4.Finland79.Tajikistan
5.Costa Rica80.Azerbaijan
6.Austria81.Nepal
7.New Zealand82.Morocco
8.Latvia83.Romania
9.Colombia84.Belize
10.France85.Turkmenistan
11.Iceland86.Ghana
12.Canada87.Moldova
13.Germany88.Namibia
14.United Kingdom89.Trinidad & Tobago
15.Slovenia90.Lebanon
16.Lithuania91.Oman
17.Slovakia92.Fiji
18.Portugal93.Congo
19.Estonia94.Krygyzstan
20.Croatia95.Zimbabwe
21.Japan96.Kenya
22.Ecuador97.South Africa
23.Hungary98.Botswana
24.Italy99.Syria
25.Denmark100.Mongolia
26.Malaysia101.Laos
27..Albania102.Indonesia
28.Russia103.Côte d'Ivoire
29.Chile104.Myanmar
30.Spain105.China
31.Luxembourg106.Uzbekistan
32.Panama107.Kazakhstan
33.Dominican Rep.108.Guyana
34.Ireland109.Papua New Guinea
35.Brazil110.Bolivia
36.Uruguay111.Kuwait
37.Georgia112.United Arab Emirates
38.Argentina113.Tanzania
39.United States114.Cameroon
40.Taiwan115.Senegal
41.Cuba116.Togo
42.Poland117.Uganda
43.Belarus118.Swaziland
44.Greece119.Haiti
45.Venezuela120.India
46.Australia121.Malawi
47.Mexico122.Eritrea
48.Bosnia and Herzegovina123.Ethiopia
49.Israel124.Pakistan
50.Sri Lanka125.Bangladesh
51.South Korea126.Nigeria
52.Cyprus127.Benin
53.Thailand128.Central African Rep.
54.Jamaica129Sudan
55.Netherlands130.Zambia
56.Bulgaria131.Rwanda
57.Belgium132.Burundi
58.Mauritius133.Madagascar
59.Tunisia134.Mozambique
60.Peru135.Iraq
61.Philippines136.Cambodia
62.Armenia137.Solomon Islands
63.Paraguay138.Guinea
64.Gabon139.Djibouti
65.El Salvador140.Guinea-Bissau
66.Algeria141.Yemen
67.Iran142.Dem. Rep. Congo
68.Czech Rep.143.Chad
69.Guatemala144.Burkina Faso
70.Jordan145.Mali
71.Egypt146.Mauritania
72.Turkey147.Sierra Leone
73.Honduras148.Angola
74.Macedonia149.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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