Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018

Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018
  • India ranked 177/180
  • This index has been developed by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
  • Switzerland ranked 1
  • Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is calculated on the basis of data gathered from 24 individual metrics of environmental performance.
The 2018 Report Key Notes About India
  • The report has ranked India as fourth worst country worldwide in curbing environmental pollution.
  • India has slipped from 141st position in 2016 report.
  • The low rank of emerging economies including China (120) and India (177) indicates strain population pressures and rapid economic growth impose on the environment.
  • As per the report, substantial populations still suffer from poor air quality, most notably in India, China, and Pakistan (169).
  • Report also notes that the low scores on the EPI are indicative of the need for national sustainability efforts on a number of fronts, especially cleaning up air quality, protecting biodiversity and reducing GHG (green house gas) emissions.

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