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2012 Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_EPI_2012


Summary
Abstract: The 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 132 countries on 22 performance indicators in the following 10 policy categories: environmental burden of disease, water (effects on human health), air pollution (effects on human health), air pollution (ecosystem effects), water resources (ecosystem effects), biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture and climate change. These categories track performance and progress on two broad policy objectives, environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Each indicator has an associated environmental public health or ecosystem sustainability target. The EPI's proximity-to-target methodology facilitates cross-country comparisons among economic and regional peer groups.

The Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index (Trend EPI) ranks countries on the change in their environmental performance over the last decade. As a complement to the EPI, the Trend EPI shows who is improving and who is declining over time.

The 2012 EPI and Pilot Trend EPI were formally released in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on January 27, 2012. These are 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 Interactive Website for the 2012 EPI is at http://epi.yale.edu/.


Purpose: To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -55.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 2012.00


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >PARTICULATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HUMAN SETTLEMENTS >COASTAL AREAS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH FACTORS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Project
EPI >Environmental Performance Index    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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