Environmental Sustainability Index

Environmental Sustainability Index was published from 1999 to 2005 and was based upon 21 parameters of sustainability. In 2006, it was superseded by the Environmental Performance Index. So, now it is of only historical importance. It was published between 1999 to 2005 by Yale University’s by Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy in collaboration with Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), and the World Economic Forum.

  • It was designed to supplement the targets fixed in the Millennium Development Goals.