Releasing the 2012 Environmental Performance Index - Annual Meeting 2012

Launch of the 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) produced by a team of environmental experts at Yale and Columbia Universities, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum's Centre on Global Competitiveness and Performance. The 2012 EPI ranks countries around the world based on their performance across a range of policy categories in environmental health and ecosystem vitality. The 2012 EPI breaks ground by establishing, for the first time, a "trend" ranking that tracks changes in performance over time.


  • John Emerson, Associate Professor, Yale University, USA
  • Dan Esty, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, USA; Global Agenda Council on Benchmarking Progress
  • Kim Samuel-Johnson, Director, Samuel Group of Companies, Canada

Moderated by

  • Kai Bucher, Associate Director, Media, World Economic Forum USA