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2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_EPI_2010
Abstract: The 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 163 countries on environmental performance based on twenty-five indicators grouped within ten core policy categories addressing environmental health, air quality, water resource management, biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and climate change in the context of two broad objectives: environmental health and ecosystem ... vitality. The EPI’s proximity-to-target methodology facilitates cross-country comparisons among economic and regional peer groups. It was formally released in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on January 28, 2010. The 2010 EPI is the result of collaboration between the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The report of the methodologies and the results, as well as the EPI, component scores, and raw variable data for all countries, in Microsoft Excel (XLS) and Portable Document (PDF) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative clearly defined targets.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, World Economic Forum (WEF), and Joint Research Centre (JRC)/European Commission
Dataset Title: 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: New Haven, CT
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Data Presentation Form: document, tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-perform...
Start Date: 1994-01-01Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Temporal Resolution: Daily
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Size: 3.69 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Mail stop 614.1
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Postal Code: 20771
Email: vincent.salomonson at utah.edu
University of Utah Department of Meteorology 135 S 1460 E, Rm 809
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Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84112
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-11-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-06-03
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-01-03