Performance Measurement Project
aims to shift environmental decision-making to firmer analytic
foundations using environmental indicators and statistics. In
collaboration with the Center
for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
at Columbia University, and the World
Economic Forum, the project produces a periodically updated
Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI). The ESI is a composite
index tracking a diverse set of socioeconomic, environmental,
and institutional indicators that characterize and influence environmental
sustainability at the national scale. An Environmental Performance
Index focusing on assessing key environmental policy outcomes
using trend analysis and performance targets is under development.
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Sustainability Index: Benchmarking National Environmental Stewardship
The Environmental Sustainability Index was formally released in
Davos, Switzerland, at the annual meeting of the World Economic
Forum on Friday, 28 January 2005. The full report in PDF format
is available for download below.