Stop the dismantling of environmental rules - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
GS3- Environmental Impact Assessment- Issues with ignoring environmental concerns.
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What are the various environmental principles that are needed for environmental legislations?
According to a study in the British journal, The Lancet, 12.4 lakh deaths i.e. 5% of all deaths in India in 2017, could be attributed to air pollution.
Environmental Performance Index:
EPI is a biennial index prepared by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
The global Environmental Performance Index report has consistently put India at the bottom of its rankings.
India ranked 168th in the 12th edition of the Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2020. It was ranked 177th out of 180 countries in 2018.
The index considers 32 indicators of environmental performance and includes 10-year trends in environmental performance at the national and global levels. The major indicators include: environmental health policy, biodiversity and habitat, air and water pollution and climate change.
Deaths due to air pollution: