2024 Environmental Performance Index

Jun 17, 2024

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The EPI is released once every two years to assess the performance of countries in achieving the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement 2015, and most recently, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework 2022 — key climate change mitigation measures globally.

The 2024 EPI combines 58 indicators across 11 issue categories, ranging from climate change mitigation and air pollution to waste management, sustainability of fisheries and agriculture, deforestation, and biodiversity protection.

See 11 categories:

Top 5 countries and India’s ranking:

India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, was placed among the lowest-rung countries in air quality, projected emissions, and biodiversity and habitat in the 2024 Environment Performance Index (EPI).

Not the first time

This is not the first time that India has scored low on the Environment Performance Index, which has been producing reports since 2002. The last EPI in 2022 ranked India at the bottom because of low scores in nearly the same indicators.

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