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The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a composite index tracking 21 elements of environmental sustainability covering natural resource endowments, past and present pollution levels, environmental management efforts, contributions to protection of the global commons, and a society's capacity to improve its environmental performance over time.[1][2] The Earth Day flag includes a NASA photo. ... Air pollution Pollution is the introduction of pollutants (whether chemical substances, or energy such as noise, heat, or light) into the environment to such a point that its effects become harmful to human health, other living organisms, or the environment. ... In England and Wales, a common is a piece of land over which other people -- often neighbouring landowners -- could exercise one of a number of traditional rights, such as allowing their cattle to graze upon it. ...


The Pilot, 2001, 2002 and 2005 ESI was compiled by Yale University's Center for Environmental Law and Policy in collaboration with Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), and the World Economic Forum. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yale redirects here. ... The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale Law School. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

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2005 rankings

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  2. Flag of Norway Norway
  3. Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
  4. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  5. Flag of Iceland Iceland
  6. Flag of Canada Canada
  7. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
  8. Flag of Guyana Guyana
  9. Flag of Argentina Argentina
  10. Flag of Austria Austria
  11. Flag of Brazil Brazil
  12. Flag of Gabon Gabon
  13. Flag of Australia Australia
  14. Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
  15. Flag of Latvia Latvia
  16. Flag of Peru Peru
  17. Flag of Paraguay Paraguay
  18. Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica
  19. Flag of Croatia Croatia
  20. Flag of Bolivia Bolivia
  21. Flag of Ireland Ireland
  22. Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  23. Flag of Colombia Colombia
  24. Flag of Albania Albania
  25. Flag of the Central African Republic Central African Republic
  26. Flag of Denmark Denmark
  27. Flag of Estonia Estonia
  28. Flag of Panama Panama
  29. Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
  30. Flag of Japan Japan
  31. Flag of Germany Germany
  32. Flag of Namibia Namibia
  33. Flag of Russia Russia
  34. Flag of Botswana Botswana
  35. Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  36. Flag of France France
  37. Flag of Portugal Portugal
  38. Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
  39. Flag of the Republic of the Congo Congo
  40. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
  41. Flag of Mali Mali
  42. Flag of Chile Chile
  43. Flag of Bhutan Bhutan
  44. Flag of Armenia Armenia
  45. Flag of Finland Finland
  46. Flag of Burma Burma
  47. Flag of Belarus Belarus
  48. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
  49. Flag of Ghana Ghana
  50. Flag of Cameroon Cameroon
  51. Flag of Ecuador Ecuador
  52. Flag of Laos Laos
  53. Flag of Cuba Cuba
  54. Flag of Hungary Hungary
  55. Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
  56. Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia
  57. Flag of Uganda Uganda
  58. Flag of Moldova Moldova
  59. Flag of Senegal Senegal
  60. Flag of Zambia Zambia
  61. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  62. Flag of Israel Israel
  63. Flag of Tanzania Tanzania
  64. Flag of Madagascar Madagascar
  65. Flag of the United States United States
  66. Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
  67. Flag of Greece Greece
  68. Flag of Cambodia Cambodia
  69. Flag of Italy Italy
  70. Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
  71. Flag of Mongolia Mongolia
  72. Flag of The Gambia Gambia
  73. Flag of Thailand Thailand
  74. Flag of Malawi Malawi
  75. Flag of Indonesia Indonesia
  76. Flag of Spain Spain
  77. Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
  78. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  79. Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  80. Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  81. Flag of Guinea Guinea
  82. Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
  83. Flag of Oman Oman
  84. Flag of Jordan Jordan
  85. Flag of Nepal Nepal
  86. Flag of Benin Benin
  87. Flag of Honduras Honduras
  88. Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
  89. Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
  90. Flag of the Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia
  91. Flag of Turkey Turkey
  92. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
  93. Flag of South Africa South Africa
  94. Flag of Romania Romania
  95. Flag of Mexico Mexico
  96. Flag of Algeria Algeria
  97. Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  98. Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
  99. Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  100. Flag of Kenya Kenya
  101.  India
  102.  Poland
  103.  Niger
  104.  Chad
  105.  Morocco
  106.  Rwanda
  107.  Mozambique
  108.  Ukraine
  109.  Jamaica
  110.  United Arab Emirates
  111.  Togo
  112.  Belgium
  113.  Democratic Republic of the Congo
  114.  Bangladesh
  115.  Egypt
  116.  Guatemala
  117.  Syria
  118.  El Salvador
  119.  Dominican Republic
  120.  Sierra Leone
  121.  Liberia
  122.  South Korea
  123.  Angola
  124.  Mauritania
  125.  Philippines
  126.  Libya
  127.  Vietnam
  128.  Zimbabwe
  129.  Lebanon
  130.  Burundi
  131.  Pakistan
  132.  Iran
  133.  China
  134.  Tajikistan
  135.  Ethiopia
  136.  Saudi Arabia
  137.  Yemen
  138.  Kuwait
  139.  Trinidad and Tobago
  140.  Sudan
  141.  Haiti
  142.  Uzbekistan
  143.  Iraq
  144.  Turkmenistan
  145.  Taiwan
  146.  North Korea

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References

  1. ^ Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index. Yale University.
  2. ^ Peart, Karen. "Finland Tops Environmental Scorecard at World Economic Forum in Davos", Office of Public Affairs at Yale, 2005-01-26. 

Yale redirects here. ...

See also

External links

  • Official ESI site
  • Sustainability and Carbon Credit News

  Results from FactBites:
 
2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (213 words)
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.
The Environmental Sustainability Index was formally released in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on Friday, 28 January 2005.
sustainable - information on sustainable at Answers.com (4301 words)
Sustainability can be defined both qualitatively in words, and quantitatively as a pair of compound exponentials - the rising one being the life of a system, the declining one leading to death if the final tipping point for intervention is irreversibly past.
The modern concept of environmental sustainability goes back to the post-World War II period, when a utopian view of technology-driven economic growth gave way to a perception that the quality of the environment was linked closely to economic development.
There is also a positive way to view sustainability: though values vary greatly in detail within and between cultures, at the heart of the concept of sustainability there is a fundamental, immutable value set that is best stated as 'parallel care and respect for the ecosystem and for the people within'.
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