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/ .

Rank Country Rank Country
1. New Zealand 68. Morocco
2. Sweden 69. Armenia
3. Finland 70. Kazakhstan
4. Czech Rep. 71. Bolivia
5. United Kingdom 72. Ghana
6. Austria 73. El Salvador
7. Denmark 74. Zimbabwe
8. Canada 75. Moldova
9. Malaysia 76. South Africa
10. Ireland 77. Georgia
11. Portugal 78. Uganda
12. France 79. Indonesia
13. Iceland 80. Kyrgyzstan
14. Japan 81. Nepal
15. Costa Rica 82. Tunisia
16. Switzerland 83. Tanzania
17. Colombia 84. Benin
18. Norway 85. Egypt
19. Greece 86. Côte d'Ivoire
20. Australia 87. Central African Rep.
21. Italy 88. Myanmar
22. Germany 89. Rwanda
23. Spain 90. Romania
24. Taiwan 91. Malawi
25. Slovakia 92. Namibia
26. Chile 93. Kenya
27.. Netherlands 94. China
28. United States 95. Azerbaijan
29. Cyprus 96. Papua New Guinea
30. Argentina 97. Syria
31. Slovenia 98. Zambia
32. Russia 99. Vietnam
33. Hungary 100. Cameroon
34. Brazil 101. Swaziland
35. Trinidad and Tobago 102. Laos
36. Lebanon 103. Togo
37. Panama 104. Turkmenistan
38. Poland 105. Uzbekistan
39. Belgium 106. Gambia
40. Ecuador 107. Senegal
41. Cuba 108. Burundi
42. South Korea 109. Liberia
43. Jamaica 110. Cambodia
44. Venezuela 111. Sierra Leone
45. Israel 112. Congo
46. Gabon 113. Guinea
47. Unit. Arab Em. 114. Haiti
48. Suriname 115. Mongolia
49. Turkey 116. Madagascar
50. Bulgaria 117. Tajikistan
51. Ukraine 118. India
52. Honduras 119. Dem. Rep. of Congo
53. Iran 120. Guinea-Bissau
54. Dominican Republic 121 Mozambique
55. Philippines 122. Yemen
56. Nicaragua 123. Nigeria
57. Albania 124. Sudan
58. Guatemala 125. Bangladesh
59. Saudi Arabia 126. Burkina Faso
60. Oman 127. Pakistan
61. Thailand 128. Angola
62. Paraguay 129. Ethiopia
63. Algeria 130. Mali
64. Jordan 131. Mauritania
65. Peru 132. Chad
66. Mexico 133. 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.

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2008 Environmental Performance Index Environment U.S. Emissions of Greenhouse Gases, 2001–2006
The Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index

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