India is slipping down in green ranking on the grounds of poor control of air pollution and forest protection measures as per the reports were given by Environmental Performance Index. India was on 141st position two years ago and this year it has come down to 177th rank.
World Economic Forum meeting
The latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings released on Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which saw India figure in the bottom five performers in a list of 180 countries.
The EPI report ranks these nations in 10 broad categories (issues), including 24 performance indicators, covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These performance indicators include air quality, water & sanitation, CO2 emission intensity (emission per unit of GDP), forests (deforestation) and wastewater treatment among others.
“Low scores on EPI are indicative of the need for national sustainability efforts on a number of fronts, especially cleaning up air quality, protecting biodiversity and reducing GHG emissions”, said the report which is the 10th version of the EPI ranking.