EPI 2012 Ranks the Philippines as a 'Strong Performer' in Being Environmental
(taken from cebutriptours.com)
(taken from surigaodelsur.net)
The EPI was drafted by Columbia University and Yale University, in partnership with the European Commission and World Economic Forum's Joint Research Center. All 132 countries included in the list were graded according to 22 performance indicators. They were then ranked as either strongest performers, strong performers, modest performers, weaker performers, and weakest performers.
The five strongest performers were:
(taken from designpinoy.com)
- Switzerland (76.69)
- Latvia (70.37)
- Norway (69.92)
- Luxembourg (69.2)
- Costa Rica (69.03)
Meanwhile, the five weakest performers were:
(taken from blogs.sacbee.com)
- Iraq (25.32)
- Turkmenistan (31.75)
- Uzbekistan (32.24)
- Kazakhstan (32.94)
- South Africa (34.55)
Click here to see the complete EPI 2012 rankings.
Shocking Results in EPI Analysis of the Philippines?
(taken from lightseepsthrough.blogspot.com)
Looking at the detailed EPI country profile of the Philippines, you will see how the country was ranked based on various categories. Some results, were expected, like the no. 1 ranking we got for agriculture. However, getting a no. 1 ranking for forest cover is quite perplexing. Does this mean that we have the best implementation of anti-illegal logging laws in the world? I don't think so.
(taken from nationsenyclopeida.com)
We also got pretty good score for outdoor pollution, which might be possible if they took into consideration the whole country, and not just Metro Manila. We also under-exploit fish stocks, according to the EPI report. Overall, our fishing industry got a ranking of 30. Not bad, if it's true.
We even rank high in biosystem diversity, because of how we protect our critical habitats, how we safeguard marine protected areas.
On the flip side, we have to improve on areas such as water sanitation, child mortality (as expected), and indoor pollution (so that's where all the smog went!), where we ranked very low in.
Want to learn more? You can find lots of downloadable content including the full EPI 2012 report here.