Environmental Performance Index
The 2008 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 149 countries
on 25 indicators tracked across six established policy categories:
Environmental Health, Air Pollution, Water Resources, Biodiversity
and Habitat, Productive Natural Resources, and Climate Change. The
Index provides a powerful tool for improving policymaking and shifting
environmental decision-making onto firmer analytic foundations. The Global
Environment Monitoring System (GEMS)/Water collaborated on the Water
Pollution section of the EPI.
The EPI focuses on two overarching environmental objectives:
- reducing environmental stresses to human health;
- promoting ecosystem vitality and sound natural resource management.
These broad goals also reflect the policy priorities of environmental authorities around the world and the international community’s intent in adopting Goal 7 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to “ensure environmental sustainability.” The two overarching objectives are gauged using 25 performance indicators tracked in six well-established policy categories, which are then combined to create a final score.
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|Source of information||The Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS)|
|Subject(s)||AGRICULTURE , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , WATER QUALITY|
|Geographical coverage||149 countries|