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A critique of the environmental sustainability index

Jha, Raghbendra; Murthy, KV Bhanu


The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) has been proposed by collaboration of the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, and Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, New Haven as a measure of the overall state of the environment. This paper argues that the basic design of the ESI leaves much to be desired. It has conceptual problems in its visualization of environmental degradation and sustainability. The choice...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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