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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Egypt ranked 66 out of 180 in 2018 Environmental Performance Index

Egypt’s ranking in Yale environmental index surges to 66th from 104th: Egypt vaulted from being ranked 104 out of 180 countries in the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy’s 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) to rank as number 66.

Oddly enough, our air quality is apparently quite good overall by global standards. Egypt ranked number 32 on air quality behind top five Australia, Barbados, Jordan, Canada and Denmark. If we’re reading it right, our ranking in the air quality category is dragged down by our having one of the worst records in tiny particulate matter (PM 2.5), where we ranked 92 in PM 2.5 exposure.

The survey results are endlessly fascinating if you care about the environment in which you and your kids / younger siblings live every day. Tap or click here to go straight to the landing page for Egypt. You can also go explore the full 2018 EPI ranking or read the press release (pdf).

Background: The 2018 EPI ranked 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality, serving as a gauge of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.

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