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Friday, December 17, 2010

Environmental Performance Index

There is an index called "Environmental Performance Index", which covers several environmental factors including Access to Sanitation, Access to Water, Indoor Air Pollution, Outdoor Air Pollution, Environmental Burden of Disease, Forest Cover Change, Fisheries, Marine Trophic Index, Trawling Intensity, Agricultural Water Intensity and subsidies, Pesticide Regulation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Per Capita, CO2 Emissions Per Electricity Generation, Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity, Nitrogen Oxides Emissions, Ecosystem Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide Emissions, Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compound Emissions, Water Quality Index, Water Stress Index, Water Scarcity Index, and Biodiversity & Habitat. In this index, Sweden is ranked as number 4 among 163 countries in 2010. Let's hope the polititions in different countries can benefit from such index and improve the environment and quality of life in their countries.

(Environmental Performance Index. Click on the figure to visit their website)

1 comment:

  1. EPI should encourage countries to adopt environmental friendly policies. For eg: Countries like China and India which are ranked 122 and 123 receptively, have to show more responsibility towards the environment along with development.