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Environmental Performance Index

Environmental Performance Index 2024:

According to the 2024 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), India was ranked 176th out of 180 nations.

  • Compared to 2022, when it was at the bottom of the index, this shows a small gain. Different external factors are used by Yale and Columbia universities to make the EPI.
  • Historically, India’s rank has gone up and down, but since 2014, it has gone down a lot.
  • India’s rank changed from 122 to 127 between 2000 and 2012. In contrast, a steady drop was seen starting in 2014.
  • The country was ranked 177th in 2018, 168th in 2020, 180th in 2022, and 176th in 2024.
  • The drop is because other countries are doing better and India isn’t doing enough to fix its pollution problems.

Environmental Performance Index (EPI) :

  • It is a biennial ranking developed by Yale and Columbia Universities to assess countries’ environmental performance in achieving policy goals.
  • Launched in 2006, it incorporates 32 performance indicators across 11 issue categories related to environmental health and ecosystem vitality.