The Pilot 2006 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 sixteen indicators tracked in six established policy categories: Environmental Health, Air Quality, Water Resources, Biodiversity and Habitat, Productive Natural Resources, and Sustainable Energy. 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.New Zealand68.Morocco
2.Sweden69.Armenia
3.Finland70.Kazakhstan
4.Czech Rep.71.Bolivia
5.United Kingdom72.Ghana
6.Austria73.El Salvador
7.Denmark74.Zimbabwe
8.Canada75.Moldova
9.Malaysia76.South Africa
10.Ireland77.Georgia
11.Portugal78.Uganda
12.France79.Indonesia
13.Iceland80.Kyrgyzstan
14.Japan81.Nepal
15.Costa Rica82.Tunisia
16.Switzerland83.Tanzania
17.Colombia84.Benin
18.Norway85.Egypt
19.Greece86.Côte d'Ivoire
20.Australia87.Central African Rep.
21.Italy88.Myanmar
22.Germany89.Rwanda
23.Spain90.Romania
24.Taiwan91.Malawi
25.Slovakia92.Namibia
26.Chile93.Kenya
27..Netherlands94.China
28.United States95.Azerbaijan
29.Cyprus96.Papua New Guinea
30.Argentina97.Syria
31.Slovenia98.Zambia
32.Russia99.Vietnam
33.Hungary100.Cameroon
34.Brazil101.Swaziland
35.Trinidad and Tobago102.Laos
36.Lebanon103.Togo
37.Panama104.Turkmenistan
38.Poland105.Uzbekistan
39.Belgium106.Gambia
40.Ecuador107.Senegal
41.Cuba108.Burundi
42.South Korea109.Liberia
43.Jamaica110.Cambodia
44.Venezuela111.Sierra Leone
45.Israel112.Congo
46.Gabon113.Guinea
47.Unit. Arab Em.114.Haiti
48.Suriname115.Mongolia
49.Turkey116.Madagascar
50.Bulgaria117.Tajikistan
51.Ukraine118.India
52.Honduras119.Dem. Rep. of Congo
53.Iran120.Guinea-Bissau
54.Dominican Republic121Mozambique
55.Philippines122.Yemen
56.Nicaragua123.Nigeria
57.Albania124.Sudan
58.Guatemala125.Bangladesh
59.Saudi Arabia126.Burkina Faso
60.Oman127.Pakistan
61.Thailand128.Angola
62.Paraguay129.Ethiopia
63.Algeria130.Mali
64.Jordan131.Mauritania
65.Peru132.Chad
66.Mexico133.Niger
67.Sri Lanka  
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.

 

 

2008 Environmental Performance IndexEnvironmentU.S. Emissions of Greenhouse Gases, 2001–2006

 

 

 
 
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