The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a method of quantifying and numerically benchmarking the environmental performance of a state’s policies.
As of January 2012 four EPI reports have been released – the Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index, and the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Environmental Performance Index. For the 2012 report, a new “Pilot Trend EPI” was developed to rank countries based on the environmental performance changes occurred during the last decade, allowing to establish which countries are improving and which are declining.
In the 2012 EPI ranking, the top five countries were Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Luxembourg, and Costa Rica. The bottom five countries were South Africa, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iraq. The United Kingdom was ranked in 9th place, Japan 23rd place, Brazil 30th, the United States 49th, China 116th, and India came in 125th.
COUNTRIES RANKWISE SORTED
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COUNTRIES ALPHABETICALLY SORTED
Courtesy and Source : epi.yale.edu/