1st place in the sub-Saharan region in the EPI of 2020

1st place in the sub-Saharan region and 38th place out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Statehouse Seychelles press release from 06.07.2020

Seychelles ranks first in the sub-Saharan region and 38th out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a methodology for quantifying and numerically labeling the environmental performance of 180 countries compiled by researchers from Yale and Columbia Universities.


Karl Schnürch

In the EPI 2020, a biennial scorecard of national environmental performance on a range of sustainability issues, Seychelles ranked 38th with 58.2 out of 100 points, above the regional and global average in almost all indicators. This reflects Seychelles' strong environmental performance as a result of sustainable political agendas and good governance. Denmark ranks first in the world, followed by Luxembourg and Switzerland in the top three, reflecting good results in most areas and leading commitments and achievements in climate change mitigation.

In the 22 years of its existence, the EPI report has become the main metric framework for analysing global environmental policy, assessing 180 countries on the basis of 32 performance indicators in 11 thematic categories for environmental health and ecosystem vitality. The EPI 2020 includes new metrics that measure waste management, carbon dioxide emissions from changes in land cover and emissions of fluorinated gases - all important factors in climate change. The results were published last month.

Source: President's Office, Seychelles

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