Environmental Performance Index 2010

The Environmental Performance Index is a global measurement and ranking of the environmental quality and policies of most of the world’s nations. The 2010 index was released in Davos in January. We were working with its creators—the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University—to make a more accessible and public online manifestation of the index and its components.

One of the goals is to provide access to the index’s subjective, uncertain, and manifold aspects—as well as to the causal and correlative relationships that must be understood in order to improve environmental policies and stir change.

This design of the site—we also did the 2008 site—tries to be accessible to an even wider audience, emphasizes interactive maps more, and lets you see many facets of a country’s performance at a glance. Learning from Fusedspace, the design also features “trails," allowing you to “walk” from one country to another along many paths, comparing countries along the way.