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GS-III :
  • 13 August, 2020

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Environmental Performance Index 2020

Environmental Performance Index:

  • The global Environmental Performance Index report has consistently put India at the bottom of its rankings.
  • India ranked 168th in the 12th edition of the Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2020.
  • It was ranked 177th out of 180 countries in 2018.
  • EPI is a biennial index prepared by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
  • The index considers 32 indicators of environmental performance and includes 10-year trends in environmental performance at the national and global levels.
  • The major indicators include: environmental health policy, biodiversity and habitat, air and water pollution and climate change.

Deaths due to air pollution:

  • According to a study in the British journal, The Lancet, 12.4 lakh deaths i.e. 5% of all deaths in India in 2017, could be attributed to air pollution.

Source: TH


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