Perspective: Environmental Performance Index- 2022 | 13 June, 2022

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In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on newly released ‘Environmental Performance Index-2022 ‘. Published by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the index has used 40 performance indicators across 11 categories to judge the environmental health and sustainability of countries. Among 180 countries that have been ranked, India has been placed at the bottom with a paltry score of 18.9…The other countries in the bottom 5 include Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Myanmar. India has rebutted and raised questions on the, In a statement the Union Environment ministry said and I quote, “The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2022 released recently has many indicators based on unfounded assumptions. Some of these indicators used for assessing performance are extrapolated and based on surmises and unscientific methods.” What are the issues that India has flagged? What indicators have been used in the index that place India at the bottom? How are the assessments and calculations done?

Anchor:- Teena Jha

Producer:- Sagheer Ahmad

1. Dr. Sachchida Nand Tripathi, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

2. R.R. Rashmi, Former Spl Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, GoI

3. Chandra Bhushan, CEO, International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology

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