The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) uses 32 performance indicators, spread across 11 areas to rank the environmental performance of 180 countries. The EPI is a holistic metric of evaluating how countries have established environmental policy targets. The EPI has a scorecard that measures the policy efforts and the value it adds to the environment. It also provides practical guidance for countries that aspire for a greener and more sustainable future.
Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries to the risks of climate change. The effects of climate change can wreak havoc on people’s lives and livelihoods and increase the chances of climate-related catastrophes like floods and hurricanes. Pakistan ranks 169 out of 180 on the index.