India ranks 24th in the first Environmental Democracy Index

Date: May 22, 2015

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Environmental Democracy Index- India at 24th place

In the first Environmental Democracy Index, India ranks 24th out of total of 70 countries which is topped by Lithuania.The index evaluates country’s progress in enacting laws in the promotion of transparency,accountability and engagement of citizens in making decisions regarding environment.

The top ten nations are Lithuania,Latvia,Russia,USA,South Africa,UK,Hungary,Bulgaria,Panama and per the list released by World Resources institute and Access initiative on 20th May 2015.The index evaluates environmental democracy in 70 nations including 75 legal and 24 practice indicators depending on international standards. Advancing good governance and environmental rights are essential as there are number of crucial moments in environment and sustainability.

prepare iasWRI is non governmental global research organisation.It was formed in the year 1982. the main objective of this is to seek equity and prosperity through sustained natural resource management. Some main initiatives of this WRI are Aqueduct aimed at measuring , understanding water risks,EMBARQ Network of sustained urban transport and planning and Global Forest Watch in monitoring  forest online and alert system.