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New lows: India is the last in the 2022 Environmental Performance Index

India received the lowest score among 180 countries in the 2022 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). This is an analysis by researchers at Yale University and Columbia University that provides a data-driven summary of sustainability states around the world. EPI ranks 180 countries with 40 performances. Climate indicators including change, environmental public health and biodiversity, among others.

India was ranked lowest with a total score of 18.9, and Denmark had the highest score as the most sustainable country in the world.

“… For overall performance and EPI rankings, national performance is shown across a number of categories, including ecosystem vitality, biodiversity and habitat, nature services, and grassland loss. Unfortunately. , India is consistently ranked at the bottom or near the bottom. According to the EPI statement, in almost every category, both locally and globally. “

“It’s basically a matter of the development model and path we want to pursue, and the lifestyle we want to adopt as a citizen. Destroying the environment and nature in the name of” development “is no longer the way. Justification. Such an approach is no longer tolerable. “

The United States ranked 20th among the 22 wealthy democracies in the western part of the world, 43rd overall. The relatively low rankings reflect the rollback of environmental protection during the Trump administration. Although the United States has lost time to mitigate climate change, many of its peers in developed countries have enacted policies to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “

The conclusions of the EPI analysis suggest that efficient policy outcomes are directly related to GDP per capita, and economic prosperity allows countries to invest in policies and programs that help them achieve the desired outcomes. I can do it.

Due to the pursuit of economic prosperity that emerges in industrialization and urbanization, the tendency to bring about climate change distorts the vitality of ecosystems, especially in developing countries where air and water emissions remain important.

According to the EPI, the data suggest that developing countries do not have to sacrifice sustainability for economic security. Measures taken for climate action initiated by policymakers and stakeholders in major countries show that focused attention can mobilize communities to protect natural resources and human well-being.

Countries such as India and Nigeria are ranked lowest, with low EPI scores prioritizing key issues such as air and water quality, biodiversity and climate change, and sustainability requirements. It indicates that more attention should be paid to the range.

“… We will immediately reduce the carbon intensity of the economy, embark on a large-scale, long-term science-based recovery of all the diverse ecosystems involved in the approach, and restore social ecosystems. We need to strengthen our strength, “said Sheram.

EPI estimates that only a handful of countries, such as Denmark and the United Kingdom, are on track to reach their net zero emissions target by 2050. Countries such as China, India and Russia are heading in the wrong direction due to the surge in greenhouse gases. Emissions.

EPI predicts that if current trends are maintained, China, India, the United States and Russia will account for more than 50% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2050.

The 2050 Forecast Emissions Index highlights policy makers, media, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, and the general public to assess the adequacy of national policies and highlight the largest contributors to climate change. It is a tool used to activate support for improving those emission trajectories. Someone who is not on track.

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