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

 

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