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

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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/.

The report of the methodologies and the results, as well as the EPI and Pilot Trend EPI, component scores, and raw variable data for all countries, in Microsoft Excel (XLS) and Portable Document (PDF) formats; and maps in Portable Document (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) 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 to clearly defined targets.

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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: 2012 Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index
Dataset Title: 2012 Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Version: 2012.00
Data Presentation Form: document, tabular, map
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H48913SG


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ALBANIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > ALGERIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ARGENTINA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > ARMENIA
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > AUSTRIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > AZERBAIJAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > BANGLADESH
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BELARUS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > BELGIUM
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > BENIN
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BOLIVIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > BOTSWANA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > BRUNEI
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BULGARIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > BURMA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > CAMBODIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CAMEROON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > CHILE
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > COLOMBIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > COTE D'IVOIRE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > CROATIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CUBA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > CYPRUS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > CZECH REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > DENMARK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ECUADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > EL SALVADOR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ERITREA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ESTONIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ETHIOPIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > FINLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > FRANCE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > GABON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > GERMANY
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GHANA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > GREECE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > GUATEMALA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > HAITI
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > HONDURAS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > HUNGARY
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ICELAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > INDIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > INDONESIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > IRAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > IRAQ
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > IRELAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > ISRAEL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ITALY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > JAMAICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > JAPAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > JORDAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > KAZAKHSTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > KENYA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > KUWAIT
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > KYRGYZSTAN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > LATVIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > LEBANON
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > LIBYA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > LITHUANIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > LUXEMBOURG
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > MACEDONIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MALAWI
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MALAYSIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > MALTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > MOLDOVA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > MONGOLIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > MOROCCO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MOZAMBIQUE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > OCEANIA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHERN ASIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > NAMIBIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > NEPAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > NETHERLANDS
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > NEW ZEALAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > NIGERIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > NORWAY
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > OMAN
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PARAGUAY
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PERU
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > PHILIPPINES
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > POLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > PORTUGAL
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > QATAR
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > ROMANIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > RUSSIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > SAUDI ARABIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > SENEGAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SERBIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > SINGAPORE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > SLOVAKIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SLOVENIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > SOUTH KOREA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SPAIN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > SRI LANKA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > SUDAN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > SWEDEN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > SWITZERLAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > SYRIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > TAIWAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > TAJIKISTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > TANZANIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > THAILAND
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > TOGO
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > TUNISIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > TURKMENISTAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > TURKEY
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > UKRAINE
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > URUGUAY
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > UZBEKISTAN
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > VENEZUELA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > VIETNAM
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > YEMEN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZAMBIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZIMBABWE


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >PARTICULATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
ECONOMY


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
FERMANV1 >Fertilizer and Manure Version 1    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Users are free to use, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work for commercial and non-commercial purposes, without restriction, as long as clear attribution of the source is provided.


Keywords
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Pollution Effects > Indoor Air Pollution
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Sulfur Dioxide
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Particulates
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Particulates
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Climate > Climate Change
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Ecology > Habitats
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Characteristics > Primary Drinking Water
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Characteristics > Water Consumption
Agricultural Subsidies
Agriculture
Agriculture Dominated Lands
Climate Change
Coastal Shelf Fishing Pressure
Conservation Risk Index
Critical Habitat Protection
Ecosystem Vitality
EPI
Effective Conservation Index
Effective Conservation
Environmental Burden Of Disease
Environmental Health
Exclusive Economic Zone Protection
Fish Stock Exploitation
Forestry
Forest Cover Change
Growing Stock Change
Improved Drinking Water Source
Marine Protected Areas
Pesticide Regulation
Productive Natural Resources
Renewable Electricity
Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
Trawling Intensity
Water
Water Use
Zero Extinction Sites Protection
Child Mortality
Forest Loss


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_EPI_2012

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/wdc/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_EPI_2012

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT CHEN
Phone: 1-845-365-8952
Fax: 1-845-365-8922
Email: bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
WDC for Human Interactions in the Environment
CIESIN/Columbia University
P. O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA



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Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
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 (2006), Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H44M92GX

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 (2008), 2008 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4HT2M77

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 (2010), 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4D21VHT

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-15

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