Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI) released its 2012 edition which also includes a “Pilot Trend EPI” which tracks each country’s progress and development from 2000-2010. Overall, internationalcomparison.org countries have improved, with notable improvements in Italy who has moved up to 8th, overall. 22 indicators for 132 countries have been compiled in order to influence environmental policy. The data has been organized into ten policy categories which include: environmental burden of disease, water, air pollution’s effects on human health, air pollution’s effects on the ecosystem, water resources and its effects on the ecosystem, biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and climate change.
As stated in the most previoius post, internationalcomparison.org has been searching for a more comprehensive biodiversity index. Meanwhile, figures from the 2012 EPI (biodiversity, forestry, and fisheries) have been added to the Environment page as we continue our pursuit for a biodiversity index.