Environmental Performance Index

Project Description
The Environmental Performance Index centers on two broad environmental
protection objectives:

(1) reducing environmental stresses on human health

(2) promoting ecosystem vitality and sound natural resource management.

Environmental health and ecosystem vitality are gauged using sixteen indicators
tracked in six policy categories: Environmental Health, Air Quality, Water
Resources, Productive Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Habitat, and
Sustainable Energy. The EPI utilizes a proximity-to-target methodology focused
on a core set of environmental outcomes linked to policy goals. The Pilot 2006
EPI includes 133 countries based on data availability.

Project URL: http://beta.sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/es/epi/

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