Egypt ranks no 94th on 2020 environmental performance index

Egypt ranks no 94th on 2020 environmental performance index
By Marwa Nassar - -

Egypt and 10 other Arab countries were placed on the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list which ranks 180 world countries on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

Egypt ranked number 94 on the 180-strong list.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) came at the top of Arab states listed on the EPI by occupying the 42nd position.

Kuwait came in the 47th position, followed by Jordan.

Tunisia ranked number 71 on the EPI list, Lebanon number 78 and Algeria number 84.

Saudi Arabia came in the 90th position, while Morocco ranked number 100, Iraq number 106 and Oman number 110.

European countries dominated the top 10 countries on the list. Denmark ranked as number one followed by Luxembourg, Switzerland, UK, and France.

EPI uses 11 categories to assess world countries:

The 2020 EPI provides a data-driven summary of the state of sustainability around the world. Using 32 performance indicators across 11 issue categories, the EPI ranks 180 countries on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

These indicators provide a gauge at a national scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy targets.

The EPI offers a scorecard that highlights leaders and laggards in environmental performance and provides practical guidance for countries that aspire to move toward a sustainable future.

EPI indicators provide a way to spot problems, set targets, track trends, understand outcomes, and identify best policy practices.

Good data and fact-based analysis can also help government officials refine their policy agendas, facilitate communications with key stakeholders, and maximize the return on environmental investments.

The EPI offers a powerful policy tool in support of efforts to meet the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to move society toward a sustainable future.

Overall EPI rankings indicate which countries are best addressing the environmental challenges that every nation faces.

Going beyond the aggregate scores and drilling down into the data to analyze performance by issue category, policy objective, peer group, and country offers even greater value for policymakers.

This granular view and comparative perspective can assist in understanding the determinants of environmental progress and in refining policy choices.

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