India ranked 125th in Environmental Performance Index

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  1. Vyom

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    Davos: Reflecting the adverse fallout of economic expansion, India has been ranked at the 125th spot in terms of tackling pollution and natural resource management challenges, according to a survey of 132 nations.

    India is placed below neighbouring China, which has garnered the 116th position, as per the 2012 Environmental Performance Index prepared by Yale and Columbia Universities in association with the World Economic Forum.

    “Of the emerging economies, China and India rank 116th and 125th respectively, reflecting the strain rapid economic growth imposes on the environment,” it said.

    Switzerland has topped the ranking in terms of addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges. Others in the top five are Latvia, Norway, Luxembourg and Costa Rica.

    The report noted that Switzerland¹s top-notch performance on the overall EPI derives from its high scores on metrics related to both ecosystem vitality and environmental health, particularly its very strong performance in biodiversity and habitat protection and air pollution control.

    The list is based on 22 indicators across 10 major policy categories, including air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity, and forest management.

    “Occupying the bottom five positions in the EPI ranking are South Africa, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iraq - all countries grappling with deteriorating environmental circumstances in the context of significant economic development pressures and other challenges,” it said.

    Going by the report, the US is placed 49th, with strong results on some issues, such as water and air pollution management but weak performance on others, including greenhouse gas emissions and renewable electricity generation.

    “This ranking puts the US significantly behind other industrialised nations, including France (6th), the United Kingdom (9th), Germany (11th), and Japan (23rd),” it added.

    http://www.firstpost.com/india/india-ranked-125th-in-environmental-performance-index-194064.html
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Is that feisty lady of Indian politics who is now the Minister listening?

    Or will be the usual - all gas and no go?!
     
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    need not to say anything about the credentials of govt annual reports
     
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    If this is a fair estimation, then it is a very dangerous signal to india.
    Without a mass scale manufacturing base, india still scores even worse than China? What will india become if it starts to produce the same amount of steel as china, or consuming same level of oil, or driving the same amount of private cars?
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    The Index is not based on cumulative or average pollution, but pollution standards and policies in place to tackle them. :rofl:

    Think (and read) before you post.
     
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    China is a toxic waste dump covered in smog... :rofl:
     
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    LOL... :lol: wow, the funniest thing ever... you made my day bro...

    Any guesses what the IQ of these so-called surveyers would be??
     
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    160 Genius... if you add all 80 researchers IQ. :rofl:
     
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    :heh: :heh: :heh:
     
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    Sorry, didn't notice that.
     
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    India breaths the most toxic air, scrapes the bottom among nations: study

    India ranks among the bottom 10 countries in controlling air pollution, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), which addresses pollution control and natural resource management challenges.
    The two fastest-developing economies in the world – India and China – rank poorly in 125th and 116th positions respectively. Both countries suffer from unhealthy air.

    The study, which is conducted by Yale University's Center for Environmental Law and Policy and Columbia University, ranks 132 countries on 22 performance indicators in 10 policy categories: environmental health, water (effects on human health), air pollution (effects on human health) air pollution (ecosystem effects), water resources (ecosystem effects) biodiversity and habitat, forests, fisheries, agriculture and climate change.

    Switzerland (with an EPI score of 76.69) leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges. Its top ranking on the 2012 EPI is in mostly due to its high performance in air pollution control. Latvia (70.37), Norway (69.92), Luxembourg (69.2), and Costa Rica (69.03) round out the top five positions in the 2012 EPI.

    The results show that it is possible for some middle-income countries, such as Latvia (per capita GDP $12,938) and Costa Rica (per capita GDP $10,238) to achieve impressive environmental outcomes. This also suggests that income alone is not a sole determinant of environmental performance – policy choices and good governance also matter.

    At the low end of the 2012 EPI rankings are South Africa (34.55), Kazakhstan (32.94), Uzbekistan (32.24), Turkmenistan (31.75), and Iraq (25.32). These countries have water scarcity and face significant sustainability challenges; the last three are also known for weak governance.

    Environmental Performance Index– Ranking & Scores

    Top performers


    1 Switzerland

    2 Latvia

    3 Norway

    4 Luxembourg

    5 Costa Rica

    6 France 19

    7 Austria

    8 Italy

    9 United Kingdom

    and Sweden

    11 Germany

    12 Slovakia

    13 Iceland

    14 New Zealand

    15 Albania

    16 Netherlands

    17 Lithuania

    18 Czech Republic

    19 Finland

    20 Croatia

    Worst performers

    120 Pakistan

    121 Tajikistan

    122 Eritrea

    123 Libya

    124 Bosnia & Herzegovina

    125 India

    126 Kuwait

    127 Yemen

    128 South Africa

    129 Kazakhstan

    130 Uzbekistan

    131 Turkmenistan

    132 Iraq
     
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    Nobody has more toxic air than China...

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    Statistics?
     
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    Perhaps the stats you were looking for:

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    A picture is worth 1000 words.

    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- attributed to Disraeli by Mark Twain
     
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    Air in China is 5- 6 times more toxic than in India?? Wow this is really bad.
     
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    Its a rank system , people. There are hundreds of such random surveys, reports, revealations, many more in the future. India will not change anytime soon. So, my advice would be to ignore these, and keep improving. Our ultimate goal is to improve ourselves. That will only happen at our own pace,keeping our socio-economic constraints in mind. Keep ignoring these random statistics.
     
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    Could be, if the picture is complete and if we have the ability to complete the picture in that way.
     
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