India must redouble sustainability efforts: Environment performance index

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News: The 12th edition of the Environment Performance Index has been released by Yale and Columbia universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Facts:

  • The index is released biennially (once every two years).It ranks 180 countries on 32 performance indicators across 11 categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

Key Takeaways:

  • Top ranks: Denmark was ranked first followed by Luxembourg and Switzerland.
  • India: It was ranked 168.In 2018,it was ranked 177.
  • All South Asian countries except Afghanistan are ahead of India in the ranking.