Environmental Performance Index
The Environmental Performance Index centers on two broad environmental
(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/
[Summary provided by SEDAC.]