2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_EPI_2010

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

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
Version: 2010.00
Data Presentation Form: document, tabular
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4D21VHT


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31


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


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


ISO Topic Category
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
HEALTH
SOCIETY


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EPI >Environmental Performance Index    [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 > Agriculture and Food Security > Agricultural Production > Water Resources
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Pollution Effects > Indoor Air Pollution
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Emissions
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Particulates
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Ozone
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
Adequate Sanitation
Agricultural Subsidies
Agriculture
Agriculture Dominated Lands
Burnt Land Area
Climate Change
Conservation Risk Index
Critical Habitat Protection
Ecosystem Vitality
Effective Conservation Index
Effective Conservation
Environmental Burden Of Disease
Environmental Health
Exclusive Economic Zone Protection
Forestry
Growing Stock Change
Improved Drinking Water Source
Industrial Carbon Intensity
Irrigated Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Marine Trophic Index
Pesticide Regulation
Pesticides Regulations
Productive Natural Resources
Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
Trawling Intensity
Water
Water Quality
Water Stress
Zero Extinction Sites Protection


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_2010

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_2010

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 (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/H4D21VHT

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 (2012), 2012 Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H48913SG

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-08-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-15

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