The Index Simulator

This simulator is for advanced users who have an understanding of the indices and have reviewed their country's ranking in those indices. The Index Simulator allows you to imagine how a change in your country's performance in an index KPI would alter its overall ranking, and to select other countries for comparison.

Country description

United Kingdom is a high income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 46.13 Thousand USD (2022) and HDI value of 0.93 (2021)

Index description

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) assesses and ranks 180 countries in terms of their performance in three key areas: climate change, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality. These indicators serve as a national-scale measure of how well countries are progressing toward established environmental policy objectives. The resulting scorecard not only identifies those excelling and lagging in environmental sustainability but also offers valuable insights and recommendations for nations looking to advance their policy initiatives more rapidly.

Results for United Kingdom


2022 Simulator
projection
Rank 2
Score
77.7Value: 77.7
Value: 77.7

Comparison benchmarks
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Income Group
Region
KPI Information icon 2022 - United Kingdom
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon Current Value
plus interface iconClimate Change PCC
Rank 2 / Score 61.5
Projected GHG Emissions in 2050Information icon
Initial Value: 1
19122400.00 0.00
Worst: China 19122400.00
Best: Botswana 0.00
100%
0Value: 0
CO2 Growth RateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.31 -0.09
Worst: Lao PDR 0.31
Best: Denmark -0.09
95.52%
-0.07Value: -0.0720819
CH4 Growth RateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.18 -0.21
Worst: Papua New Guinea 0.18
Best: Botswana -0.21
51.74%
-0.02Value: -0.0217798
CO2 from Land CoverInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
1.42 -0.35
Worst: Saudi Arabia 1.42
Best: Afghanistan -0.35
78.86%
0.02Value: 0.0241128
GHG Intensity TrendInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.06 -0.10
Worst: Venezuela 0.06
Best: Botswana -0.10
68.24%
-0.05Value: -0.049191
F-Gas Growth RateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.51 -0.17
Worst: Uruguay 0.51
Best: Georgia -0.17
74.59%
0Value: 0.0028147
Black Carbon Growth RateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.16 -0.14
Worst: Lebanon 0.16
Best: Malta -0.14
68.48%
-0.05Value: -0.0454487
GHG Emissions per CapitaInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.07 0.00
Worst: Qatar 0.07
Best: Burundi 0.00
90.12%
0.01Value: 0.00691899
N2O Growth RateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.07 -0.29
Worst: Armenia 0.07
Best: Botswana -0.29
18.85%
0Value: 0.00213355
plus interface iconEnvironmental Health
Rank 12 / Score 83.83
PM2.5 Exposure Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3993.22 71.68
Worst: Egypt 3993.22
Best: Iceland 71.68
94.67%
280.51Value: 280.513
Household Solid FuelsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
10869.50 0.13
Worst: Solomon Islands 10869.50
Best: United Arab Emirates 0.13
100%
0.24Value: 0.242261
Ozone ExposureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
545.84 0.02
Worst: Nepal 545.84
Best: Antigua and Barbuda 0.02
98.86%
6.24Value: 6.23715
NOx ExposureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.08 0.00
Worst: Korea, Rep. 0.08
Best: Marshall Islands 0.00
73.16%
0.02Value: 0.021476
SO2 ExposureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.26 0.00
Worst: Mexico 0.26
Best: Marshall Islands 0.00
98.26%
0Value: 0.00451686
CO ExposureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.83 0.05
Worst: Nepal 0.83
Best: Samoa 0.05
89.18%
0.13Value: 0.134406
VOC ExposureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.30 0.00
Worst: Central African Republic 0.30
Best: Tonga 0.00
98.99%
0Value: 0.00303822
Unsafe Drinking WaterInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
8138.96 1.68
Worst: Central African Republic 8138.96
Best: Greece 1.68
99.99%
2.09Value: 2.08714
Unsafe SanitationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
6099.32 0.41
Worst: Central African Republic 6099.32
Best: United Kingdom 0.41
100%
0.41Value: 0.405425
Lead ExposureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
1869.91 14.52
Worst: Afghanistan 1869.91
Best: Finland 14.52
99.21%
29.14Value: 29.1365
Mismanaged Solid WasteInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
1.00 0.00
Worst: Angola 1.00
Best: Netherlands 0.00
95.96%
0.04Value: 0.0404
Recycling RatesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.99 0.33
Worst: Chile 0.99
Best: Korea, Rep. 0.33
50.33%
0.66Value: 0.6578
Ocean Plastic PollutionInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.59 0.00
Worst: India 0.59
Best: Armenia 0.00
94.35%
0.03Value: 0.0333292
plus interface iconEcosystem Vitality ECO
Rank 16 / Score 62.3
Terrestrial Biome Protection (national)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
17.00 0.00
Worst: Eritrea 0.00
Best: Albania 17.00
98.36%
16.72Value: 16.7213
Terrestrial Biome Protection (global)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
17.00 0.00
Worst: Eritrea 0.00
Best: Albania 17.00
97.89%
16.64Value: 16.6416
Marine Protected AreasInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
78.43 0.00
Worst: Benin 0.00
Best: United Kingdom 78.43
100%
78.43Value: 78.4275
Protected Areas Rep. IndexInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.32 0.03
Worst: Solomon Islands 0.03
Best: Suriname 0.32
51.38%
0.18Value: 0.179013
Species Habitat IndexInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Brunei Darussalam 0.00
Best: Iceland 100.00
99.47%
99.47Value: 99.47
Species Protection IndexInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
92.34 0.00
Worst: Bahrain 0.00
Best: Botswana 92.34
34.42%
31.78Value: 31.78
Biodiversity Habitat IndexInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.79 0.25
Worst: Hungary 0.25
Best: Canada 0.79
21.85%
0.37Value: 0.367965
Tree Cover LossInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.07 0.00
Worst: Dominica 0.07
Best: Eritrea 0.00
90.56%
0.01Value: 0.00660836
Grassland LossInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.13 0.00
Worst: Malaysia 0.13
Best: Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
99.9%
0Value: 0.000128297
Wetland LossInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.10 0.00
Worst: Qatar 0.10
Best: Afghanistan 0.00
99.82%
0Value: 0.000180848
Fish Stock StatusInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.97 0.00
Worst: Micronesia 0.97
Best: Cape Verde 0.00
79.33%
0.2Value: 0.200537
Marine Trophic IndexInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.04 0.00
Worst: Cyprus 0.04
Best: Cape Verde 0.00
65.37%
0.01Value: 0.0138511
Fish Caught by TrawlingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.90 0.00
Worst: Cambodia 0.90
Best: St. Lucia 0.00
76.1%
0.22Value: 0.215121
SO2 Growth RateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.38 -0.53
Worst: Afghanistan 0.38
Best: Malta -0.53
71.38%
-0.27Value: -0.269551
NOX Growth RateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
0.15 -0.18
Worst: Mozambique 0.15
Best: Luxembourg -0.18
72.95%
-0.09Value: -0.0907354
Sustainable Nitrogen Mgmt. IndexInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
1.36 0.28
Worst: Brunei Darussalam 1.36
Best: Ukraine 0.28
68.15%
0.62Value: 0.624004
Sustainable Pesticide UseInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
5.08 0.60
Worst: Cyprus 5.08
Best: Australia 0.60
48.88%
2.89Value: 2.89
Wastewater TreatmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
1.00 0.00
Worst: Afghanistan 0.00
Best: Denmark 1.00
99%
0.99Value: 0.99
Index Global Highlights
Global Details
Global Average
43.1 Value: 43.1033333333333
Developed Economies Average
61.2 61.2027777777778
Developing Economies Average
36.66 36.6552631578947
Highest Ranked Country Country Denmark
Score
77.9 77.9
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country India
Score
18.9 18.9
Global Rank 180
Highest Ranked Developed Country Country Denmark
Score
77.9 77.9
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Developed Country Country Canada
Score
50 50
Global Rank 49
Highest Ranked Developing Country Country Botswana
Score
54 54
Global Rank 35
Lowest Ranked Developing Country Country India
Score
18.9 18.9
Global Rank 180
Arab Region Details Information icon
Arab Average
36.58 36.5823529411765
Arab Diversified Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, State of Palestine
34.78 34.775
Arab LDC Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen
36.42 36.425
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score
52.4 52.4
Global Rank 39
Lowest Ranked Country Country Sudan
Score
27.6 27.6
Global Rank 171
Highest Arab Diversified Country Country Jordan
Score
43.6 43.6
Global Rank 81
Lowest Arab Diversified Country Country Iraq
Score
27.8 27.8
Global Rank 169
Highest Arab LDC Country Djibouti
Score
47.5 47.5
Global Rank 60
Lowest Arab LDC Country Sudan
Score
27.6 27.6
Global Rank 171
Economies per capita
High-Income Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Nauru, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Monaco, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Qatar, Korea, Rep., Romania, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR
56.19 56.1851851851852
Upper-Middle-Income Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Kosovo, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, South Africa, North Macedonia
42.03 42.028
Lower-Middle-Income Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Myanmar, Comoros, Congo, Rep., Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Moldova, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, State of Palestine
34.65 34.6470588235294
Low Income Afghanistan, Chad, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Korea Dem Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Somalia, Rwanda, Togo, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Uganda, Yemen, Central African Republic
33.7 33.6958333333333
Oil Exporting/Importing
Oil Exporting Average Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Chad, China, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Congo, Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Slovak Republic, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen
42.77 42.7734375
Oil Importing Average Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Croatia, Korea Dem Rep., Myanmar, Nauru, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Monaco, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Somalia, Korea, Rep., Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Togo, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia
43.25 43.2486956521739
Oil Exporting Best Country Denmark
Score
77.9 77.9
Global Rank 1
Oil Exporting Worst Country Viet Nam
Score
20.1 20.1
Global Rank 178
Oil Importing Best Country Finland
Score
76.5 76.5
Global Rank 3
Oil Importing Worst Country India
Score
18.9 18.9
Global Rank 180
OECD Information icon
OECD Average
58.32 58.3243243243243
OECD Developed Average Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic
60.48 60.4757575757576
OECD Developing Average Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Rep., Turkey
41.56 41.56
OECD Best Country Denmark
Score
77.9 77.9
Global Rank 1
OECD Worst Country Turkey
Score
26.3 26.3
Global Rank 172
OECD Developed Best Country Denmark
Score
77.9 77.9
Global Rank 1
OECD Developed Worst Country Mexico
Score
45.5 45.5
Global Rank 73
OECD Developing Best Country Korea, Rep.
Score
46.9 46.9
Global Rank 63
OECD Developing Worst Country Turkey
Score
26.3 26.3
Global Rank 172
Arab region Information icon
Simple Average
36.29
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 52.4
Rank 39
Lowest Ranked Country Country Sudan
Score 27.6
Rank 171
AMU Information icon
Simple Average
31.7
Highest Ranked Country Country Tunisia
Score 40.7
Rank 96
Lowest Ranked Country Country Mauritania
Score 28.1
Rank 165
East Asia and Pacific Information icon
Simple Average
35.67
Highest Ranked Country Country Australia
Score 60.1
Rank 17
Lowest Ranked Country Country Myanmar
Score 19.4
Rank 179
Europe and Central Asia Information icon
Simple Average
54.55
Highest Ranked Country Country Denmark
Score 77.9
Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Turkey
Score 26.3
Rank 172
Latin America and The Caribbean Information icon
Simple Average
42.28
Highest Ranked Country Country Barbados
Score 53.2
Rank 36
Lowest Ranked Country Country Haiti
Score 26.1
Rank 173
North America Information icon
Simple Average
50.55
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score 51.1
Rank 43
Lowest Ranked Country Country Canada
Score 50
Rank 49
South Asia Information icon
Simple Average
31.96
Highest Ranked Country Country Afghanistan
Score 43.6
Rank 81
Lowest Ranked Country Country India
Score 18.9
Rank 180
Sub-Saharan Africa Information icon
Simple Average
36.73
Highest Ranked Country Country Seychelles
Score 55.6
Rank 32
Lowest Ranked Country Country Liberia
Score 24.9
Rank 174
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Information icon
Simple Average
35.69
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 52.4
Rank 39
Lowest Ranked Country Country Bangladesh
Score 23.1
Rank 177
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