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Yale's 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
April 22, 2011 5:48 AM   Subscribe

Yale's 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 163 countries on 25 performance indicators tracked across ten policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national government scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.
posted by wilful (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
It would be nice if they actually explained which way up their rank was; is 1 bad or good?
posted by scruss at 7:27 AM on April 22, 2011


You can infer it by the color codes and the scores of some of the places you know have a better environment than the rest.

In short, a higher score is better.
posted by VTX at 7:35 AM on April 22, 2011


Aargh. What a terrible, awkward way to present this information! Wading through flash hover-over's, maps-that-don't-anything, having to dig to find (boring but efficient) tables and simple charts. Some Tufte is in order for these people.
posted by bumpkin at 7:41 AM on April 22, 2011


It would be nice if they actually explained which way up their rank was; is 1 bad or good?

My rule of thumb is checking out how socialist Sweden is doing.
posted by Bangaioh at 7:43 AM on April 22, 2011


OK, its getting better. Once you're a few levels down and clicking, you can access data and good old fashioned complete sentences. Sorry for the 'ack' moment.
posted by bumpkin at 7:45 AM on April 22, 2011


Mexico cleans up the USA.
posted by stbalbach at 9:33 AM on April 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, Mexico has a lot fewer people causing pollution lately.
posted by riruro at 10:00 AM on April 22, 2011


Mexico also beats Canada, surprisingly. They're going up while we go down, and yet we've done better during the recession.

Canada was 12th just as recently as 2008. Now we're 46th. How far we've fallen with the (anti-) Environment Ministers of the Harper Government. Their policies of voluntary corporate stewardship instead of regulations with teeth are the problem. Think of that, Canadians, when you vote this week.

Interesting that the Liberals haven't made any hay with the Conservatives' poor Environment record. In fact, the Environment hasn't gotten any significant attention at all in this campaign. Is that a hangover from Dion stressing it too much?
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:12 PM on April 22, 2011


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