The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 178 countries on how well they perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. Within these two policy objectives the EPI scores country performance in nine issue areas comprised of 20 indicators. Indicators in the EPI measure how close countries are to meeting internationally established targets or, in the absence of agreed-upon targets, how they compare to the range of observed countries.
On the Issue Area of Climate & Energy, the EPI focusses on 3 indicators:
- Trend in Carbon Intensity,
- Change of trend in carbin intensity, and
- Trend in CO2 Emission per KWh.