Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental Performance Index ’

Davos report highlights worsening global air quality

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Air quality around the world is plummeting, according to the latest version of an annual report, issued at the Davos Summit over the weekend.

Produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia universities, the Environmental Performance Index ranks performance in key environmental areas on a per-country basis.

It breaks down these issues into two broad policy areas: detection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. It then ranks each nation based on their overall performance.

Switzerland Tops in 2012 Environmental Performance Index

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

Switzerland leads the world in managing pollution and natural resources, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index, which is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia universities, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, ranks 132 countries based on 22 indicators in 10 major policy categories, including air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity and forest management. The United States places 49th. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.