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India in the Environmental Performance Index


The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for 2022 is a data-driven overview of the global level of sustainability. The EPI rates 180 nations on climate change performance, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality using 40 performance indicators across 11 issue areas. These metrics show how near countries are to meeting the stated environmental policy goals on a national basis. The recently released EPI scorecard identifies environmental leaders and laggards as well as practical advice for nations seeking to move towards a more sustainable future. Despite the implementation of various projects such as Sashakt Bharat, Swachh Bharat, Sanatan Bharat, and others, India was rated last in the EPI 2022. According to the survey, India is the least ecologically sustainable out of the 180 countries studied. According to this research by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Yale University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, and the McCall MacBain Foundation, India has the lowest EPI of 18.9.

One of the most peculiar features of the scorecard was the placement of the country at the 179th position for the category “Biodiversity and Habitat.” This category evaluates a country’s efforts to preserve natural ecosystems and safeguard the complete variety of biodiversity found within its boundaries. Protected Areas Representativeness Index (177), Species Habitat Index (80), Species Protection Index (175), and Biodiversity Habitat Index (170) are among the seven indicators. The variety of living forms that exist on earth is referred to as biodiversity. Human activities on earth have generated difficulties for biodiversity, such as habitat loss, ecological system degradation, and species extinction or threat of extinction.

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Updated On : 20th Jul, 2022
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