Country Rankings on Environmental Management

Environment Management in Zurich, Switzerland

A serene environment in Bern, Switzerland

The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings assess which among the countries are establishing environmental policy goals towards environmental pressures.

It covers 180 countries on 24 indicators grouped within ten issue categories on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

The indices were developed by Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (Yale University) and Center for International Science Information Network (Columbia University) in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

The report reveals that Switzerland (87.42) leads in the 2018 EPI ranking which has a strong performance on environmental issues specifically on climate and energy, and air pollution.

It is joined at the top of the index by France (83.95), Denmark (81.60), Malta (80.90), and Sweden (80.51). Bottom five countries which obtained the lowest EPI are Burundi (27.43), Bangladesh (29.56), Democratic Republic of Congo (30.41), India (30.57), and Nepal (31.44).

2018 Environmental Performance Index


Rank CountryEPI
1Country Rankings on Environmental Management 1Switzerland87.42
2Country Rankings on Environmental Management 2France83.95
3Country Rankings on Environmental Management 3Denmark81.6
4Country Rankings on Environmental Management 4Malta80.9
5Country Rankings on Environmental Management 5Sweden80.51
6Country Rankings on Environmental Management 6United Kingdom79.89
7Country Rankings on Environmental Management 7Luxembourg79.12
8Country Rankings on Environmental Management 8Austria78.97
9Country Rankings on Environmental Management 9Ireland78.77
10Country Rankings on Environmental Management 10Finland78.64
11Country Rankings on Environmental Management 11Iceland78.57
12Country Rankings on Environmental Management 12Spain78.39
13Country Rankings on Environmental Management 13Germany78.37
14Country Rankings on Environmental Management 14Norway77.49
15Country Rankings on Environmental Management 15Belgium77.38
16Country Rankings on Environmental Management 16Italy76.96
17Country Rankings on Environmental Management 17New Zealand75.96
18Country Rankings on Environmental Management 18Netherlands75.46
19Country Rankings on Environmental Management 19Israel75.01
20Country Rankings on Environmental Management 20Japan74.69
21Country Rankings on Environmental Management 21Australia74.12
22Country Rankings on Environmental Management 22Greece73.6
23Country Rankings on Environmental Management 23Taiwan72.84
24Country Rankings on Environmental Management 24Cyprus72.6
25Country Rankings on Environmental Management 25Canada72.18
26Country Rankings on Environmental Management 26Portugal71.91
27Country Rankings on Environmental Management 27United States of America71.19
28Country Rankings on Environmental Management 28Slovakia70.6
29Country Rankings on Environmental Management 29Lithuania69.33
30=Country Rankings on Environmental Management 30Bulgaria67.85
30=Country Rankings on Environmental Management 31Costa Rica67.85
32Country Rankings on Environmental Management 32Qatar67.8
33Country Rankings on Environmental Management 33Czech Republic67.68
34Country Rankings on Environmental Management 34Slovenia67.57
35Country Rankings on Environmental Management 35Trinidad and Tobago67.36
36Country Rankings on Environmental Management 36Saint Vincent and the Grenadines66.48
37Country Rankings on Environmental Management 37Latvia66.12
38Country Rankings on Environmental Management 38Turkmenistan66.1
39Country Rankings on Environmental Management 39Seychelles66.02
40Country Rankings on Environmental Management 40Albania65.46
41Country Rankings on Environmental Management 41Croatia65.45
42Country Rankings on Environmental Management 42Colombia65.22
43Country Rankings on Environmental Management 43Hungary65.01
44Country Rankings on Environmental Management 44Belarus64.98
45Country Rankings on Environmental Management 45Romania64.78
46Country Rankings on Environmental Management 46Dominican Republic64.71
47Country Rankings on Environmental Management 47Uruguay64.65
48Country Rankings on Environmental Management 48Estonia64.31
49Country Rankings on Environmental Management 49Singapore64.23
50Country Rankings on Environmental Management 50Poland64.11
51Country Rankings on Environmental Management 51Venezuela63.89
52Country Rankings on Environmental Management 52Russia63.79
53Country Rankings on Environmental Management 53Brunei Darussalam63.57
54Country Rankings on Environmental Management 54Morocco63.47
55Country Rankings on Environmental Management 55Cuba63.42
56Country Rankings on Environmental Management 56Panama62.71
57Country Rankings on Environmental Management 57Tonga62.49
58Country Rankings on Environmental Management 58Tunisia62.35
59Country Rankings on Environmental Management 59Azerbaijan62.33
60Country Rankings on Environmental Management 60South Korea62.3
61Country Rankings on Environmental Management 61Kuwait62.28
62Country Rankings on Environmental Management 62Jordan62.2
63Country Rankings on Environmental Management 63Armenia62.07
64Country Rankings on Environmental Management 64Peru61.92
65Country Rankings on Environmental Management 65Montenegro61.33
66Country Rankings on Environmental Management 66Egypt61.21
67Country Rankings on Environmental Management 61Lebanon61.08
68Country Rankings on Environmental Management 68North Macedonia61.06
69Country Rankings on Environmental Management 69Brazil60.7
70Country Rankings on Environmental Management 70Sri Lanka60.61
71Country Rankings on Environmental Management 71Equatorial Guinea60.4
72Country Rankings on Environmental Management 72Mexico59.69
73Country Rankings on Environmental Management 73Dominica59.38
74Country Rankings on Environmental Management 74Argentina59.3
75Country Rankings on Environmental Management 75Malaysia59.22
76Country Rankings on Environmental Management 76Antigua and Barbuda59.18
77Country Rankings on Environmental Management 77United Arab Emirates58.9
78Country Rankings on Environmental Management 78Jamaica58.58
79Country Rankings on Environmental Management 79Namibia58.46
80Country Rankings on Environmental Management 80Iran58.16
81Country Rankings on Environmental Management 81Belize57.79
82Country Rankings on Environmental Management 82Philippines57.65
83Country Rankings on Environmental Management 83Mongolia57.51
84Country Rankings on Environmental Management 84Chile57.49
84Country Rankings on Environmental Management 85Serbia57.49
86Country Rankings on Environmental Management 86Saudi Arabia57.47
87Country Rankings on Environmental Management 87Ecuador57.42
88Country Rankings on Environmental Management 88Algeria57.18
89Country Rankings on Environmental Management 89Cape Verde56.94
90Country Rankings on Environmental Management 90Mauritius56.63
91Country Rankings on Environmental Management 91Saint Lucia56.18
92Country Rankings on Environmental Management 92Bolivia55.98
93Country Rankings on Environmental Management 93Barbados55.76
94Country Rankings on Environmental Management 94Georgia55.69
95Country Rankings on Environmental Management 95Kiribati55.26
96Country Rankings on Environmental Management 96Bahrain55.15
97Country Rankings on Environmental Management 97Nicaragua55.04
98Country Rankings on Environmental Management 98Bahamas54.99
99Country Rankings on Environmental Management 99Kyrgyzstan54.86
100Country Rankings on Environmental Management 100Nigeria54.76
101Country Rankings on Environmental Management 101Kazakhstan54.56
102Country Rankings on Environmental Management 102Samoa54.5
103Country Rankings on Environmental Management 103Suriname54.2
104Country Rankings on Environmental Management 104São Tomé and Príncipe54.01
105Country Rankings on Environmental Management 105Paraguay53.93
106Country Rankings on Environmental Management 106El Salvador53.91
107Country Rankings on Environmental Management 107Fiji53.09
108Country Rankings on Environmental Management 108Turkey52.96
109Country Rankings on Environmental Management 109Ukraine52.87
110Country Rankings on Environmental Management 110Guatemala52.33
111Country Rankings on Environmental Management 111Maldives52.14
112Country Rankings on Environmental Management 112Moldova51.97
113Country Rankings on Environmental Management 113Botswana51.7
114Country Rankings on Environmental Management 114Honduras51.51
115Country Rankings on Environmental Management 115Sudan51.49
116Country Rankings on Environmental Management 116Oman51.32
117Country Rankings on Environmental Management 117Zambia50.97
118Country Rankings on Environmental Management 118Grenada50.93
119Country Rankings on Environmental Management 119Tanzania50.83
120Country Rankings on Environmental Management 120China50.74
121Country Rankings on Environmental Management 121Thailand49.88
122Country Rankings on Environmental Management 122Micronesia49.8
123Country Rankings on Environmental Management 37Libya49.79
124Country Rankings on Environmental Management 124Ghana49.66
125Country Rankings on Environmental Management 125Timor-Leste49.54
126Country Rankings on Environmental Management 126Senegal49.52
127Country Rankings on Environmental Management 127Malawi49.21
128Country Rankings on Environmental Management 128Guyana47.93
129Country Rankings on Environmental Management 129Tajikistan47.85
130Country Rankings on Environmental Management 130Kenya47.25
131Country Rankings on Environmental Management 131Bhutan47.22
132Country Rankings on Environmental Management 132Vietnam46.96
133Country Rankings on Environmental Management 133Indonesia46.92
134Country Rankings on Environmental Management 134Guinea46.62
135Country Rankings on Environmental Management 135Mozambique46.37
136Country Rankings on Environmental Management 136Uzbekistan45.88
137Country Rankings on Environmental Management 45Chad45.34
138Country Rankings on Environmental Management 138Myanmar45.32
139Country Rankings on Environmental Management 139Côte d'Ivoire45.25
140Country Rankings on Environmental Management 140Gabon45.05
141Country Rankings on Environmental Management 141Ethiopia44.78
142Country Rankings on Environmental Management 142South Africa44.73
143Country Rankings on Environmental Management 143Guinea-Bissau44.67
144Country Rankings on Environmental Management 144Vanuatu44.55
145Country Rankings on Environmental Management 145Uganda44.28
146Country Rankings on Environmental Management 146Comoros44.24
147Country Rankings on Environmental Management 147Mali43.71
148Country Rankings on Environmental Management 148Rwanda43.68
149Country Rankings on Environmental Management 149Zimbabwe43.41
150Country Rankings on Environmental Management 150Cambodia43.23
151Country Rankings on Environmental Management 151Solomon Islands43.22
152Country Rankings on Environmental Management 152Iraq43.2
153Country Rankings on Environmental Management 153Laos42.94
154Country Rankings on Environmental Management 154Burkina Faso42.83
155Country Rankings on Environmental Management 155Sierra Leone42.54
156Country Rankings on Environmental Management 156Gambia42.42
157Country Rankings on Environmental Management 157Republic of the Congo42.39
158Country Rankings on Environmental Management 158Bosnia and Herzegovina41.84
159Country Rankings on Environmental Management 159Togo41.78
160Country Rankings on Environmental Management 153Liberia41.62
161Country Rankings on Environmental Management 150Cameroon40.81
162Country Rankings on Environmental Management 162Eswatini40.32
163Country Rankings on Environmental Management 163Djibouti40.04
164Country Rankings on Environmental Management 164Papua New Guinea39.35
165Country Rankings on Environmental Management 165Eritrea39.34
166Country Rankings on Environmental Management 166Mauritania39.24
167Country Rankings on Environmental Management 167Benin38.17
168Country Rankings on Environmental Management 168Afghanistan37.74
169Country Rankings on Environmental Management 169Pakistan37.5
170Country Rankings on Environmental Management 170Angola37.44
171Country Rankings on Environmental Management 171Central African Republic36.42
172Country Rankings on Environmental Management 172Niger35.74
173Country Rankings on Environmental Management 99Lesotho33.78
174Country Rankings on Environmental Management 174Haiti33.74
175Country Rankings on Environmental Management 175Madagascar33.73
176Country Rankings on Environmental Management 176Nepal31.44
177Country Rankings on Environmental Management 177India30.57
178Country Rankings on Environmental Management 178Democratic Republic of the Congo30.41
179Country Rankings on Environmental Management 179Bangladesh29.56
180Country Rankings on Environmental Management 180Burundi27.43

 

Source: Yale University, Columbia University, and World Economic Forum
Full report: 2018 Environmental Performance Index