ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDEX (EPI)
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Books and Reports
Dreher, A., Gaston, N. and Martens, P. (2008) Consequences of Globalisation Reconsidered: Applying The KOF Index, Springer New York, 224 pp.
Foa, R. (2009) Social and governance dimensions of climate change: implications for policy. World Bank Policy Working Paper, No. 4939. pp. 37. World Bank.
Stiglitz, J.E., Sen, A. and Fitoussi, J.-P. (2009) Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. 291pp.
van de Kerk, G. and Manuel, A. (2010). Sustainable Society Index 2010. Sustainable Society Foundation.
Asmüssen, M.V. and Simonetti, J.A. (2007) Can a developing country like chile invest in biodiversity conservation? Environmental Conservation, 34(3): 183-185.
Atici, C. (2009) Pollution without subsidy? What is the environmental performance index overlooking? Ecological Economics, 68(7): 1903-1907.
Auer, M.R. (2007) More aid, better institutions, or both? Sustainability Science, 2(2): 179-187.
Bättig, M.B. and Bernauer, T. (2009) National institutions and global public goods: Are democracies more cooperative in climate change policy? International Organization, 63(2): 281-308.
Blinc, R., Zidanšek, A., and Šlaus, I. (2006) Sustainable development after Johannesburg and Iraq: The global situation and the cases of Slovenia and Croatia. Energy, 31(13): 1923-1932.
Böhringer, C. and Jochem, P.E.P. (2007) Measuring the immeasurable -- A survey of sustainability indices. Ecological Economics, 63(1): 1-8.
De Carvalho, S.C.P., Karden, K.J. and Armitage, N.P. (2009) Application of a sustainability index for integrated urban water management in Southern African cities: Case study comparison – Maputo and Hermanus. Water South Africa, 35(2): 144-151.
Dietz, T., Rosa, E.A. and York, R. (2009) Efficient well-being: Rethinking sustainability as the relationship between human well-being and environmental impacts. Human Ecology Review, 16(1): 114-123.
Duit, A., Hall, O., Mikusinski, G. and Angelstam, P. (2009) Saving the woodpeckers: Social capital, governance, and policy performance. The Journal of Environment Development, 18(1): 42-61.
Erdogan, N. and Tosun, C. (2009) Environmental performance of tourism accommodations in the protected areas: Case of Goreme Historical National Park. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 28(3): 406-414.
Feroz, E.H., Raab, R.L., Ulleberg, G.T. and Alsharif, K. (2009) Global warming and environmental production efficiency ranking of the Kyoto Protocol nations. Journal of Environmental Management, 90(2): 1178-1183.
Flint, A. (2008) Marrying poverty alleviation and sustainable development? An analysis of the EU-ACP Cotonou agreement. Journal of International Relations and Development, 11(1): 55-74.
George, C. (2007) Sustainable development and global governance. The Journal of Environment Development, 16(1): 102-125.
Göll, E. and Thio, S. (2008) Institutions for a sustainable development—experiences from EU-countries. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 10(1): 69-88.
Holland, T.G., Peterson, G.D. and Gonzalez, A. (2009) A cross-national analysis of how economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss. Conservation Biology, 23(5): 1304-1313.
Irland, L. (2009) Assessing sustainability for global forests: a proposed pathway to fill critical data gaps. European Journal of Forest Research, 129(5): 777-786.
Jänicke, M. and Lindemann, S. (2010) Governing environmental innovations. Environmental Politics, 19(1): 127-141.
Karavanas, A., Chaloulakou, A. and Spyrellis, N. (2009) Evaluation of the implementation of best available techniques in IPPC context: an environmental performance indicators approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17(4): 480-486.
Kitzes, J. and Wackernagel, M. (2009) Answers to common questions in Ecological Footprint accounting. Ecological Indicators, 9(4): 812-817.
Kortelainen, M. (2008) Dynamic environmental performance analysis: A Malmquist index approach. Ecological Economics, 64(4): 701-715.
Lee, Y.-J. and Huang, C.-M. (2007) Sustainability index for Taipei. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 27(6): 505-521.
Liu, L. (2009) Sustainability: Living within one's own ecological means. Sustainability, 1(4): 1412-1430.
Mathews, J.A. and Goldsztein, H. (2009) Capturing latecomer advantages in the adoption of biofuels: The case of Argentina. Energy Policy, 37(1): 326-337.
Mayer, A.L. (2008) Strengths and weaknesses of common sustainability indices for multidimensional systems. Environment International, 34(2): 277-291.
Millimet, D.L., Roy, S. and Sengupta, A. (2009) Environmental regulations and economic activity: Influence on market structure. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 1(1): 99-118.
Moldan, B. and Hak, T. (2007) Environment in the Czech Republic: A positive and rapid change. Environmental Science & Technology, 41(2): 359-362.
Mullen, M.R., Doney, P.M., Ben Mrad, S. and Ye Sheng, S. (2009) Effects of international trade and economic development on quality of life. Journal of Macromarketing, 29(3): 244-258.
Orellana, S. (2010) How electoral systems can influence policy innovation. Policy Studies Journal, 38(4): 613-628.
Özdemir, E. D., Härdtlein, M., Jenssen, T., Zech, D. and Eltrop, L. (2011) A confusion of tongues or the art of aggregating indicators--Reflections on four projective methodologies on sustainability measurement. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(5): 2385-2396.
Patlitzianas, K.D., Doukas, H., Kagiannas, A.G. and Psarras, J. (2008) Sustainable energy policy indicators: Review and recommendations. Renewable Energy, 33(5): 966-973.
Pillarisetti, J.R. and van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. (2010) Sustainable nations: what do aggregate indexes tell us? Environment, Development and Sustainability, 12(1): 49-62.
Pitcher, T., Kalikoski, D., Pramod, G. and Short, K. (2009) Not honouring the code. Nature, 457(7230): 658-659.
Qi, Y., Xue, L. and Zhang, L. (2007) Governance approach to China's environmental challenges: Towards a theoretical synthesis. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China, 1(4): 385-400.
Simon, J. (2009) Unnatural disaster: The crisis of environmental journalism. World Policy Journal, 26(1): 87.
Singh, R.K., Murty, H.R., Gupta, S.K. and Dikshit, A.K. (2009) An overview of sustainability assessment methodologies. Ecological Indicators, 9(2): 189-212.
Sonnenfeld, D.A. and Mol, A.P.J. (2006) Environmental reform in Asia: Comparisons, challenges, next steps. The Journal of Environment and Development, 15(2): 112-137.
Srebotnjak, T. (2007) The role of environmental statisticians in environmental policy: the case of performance measurement. Environmental Science & Policy, 10(5): 405-418.
Van de Kerk, G. and Manuel, A.R. (2008) A comprehensive index for a sustainable society: The SSI -- the Sustainable Society Index. Ecological Economics, 66(2-3), 228-242.
Welsch, H. (2006) Environment and happiness: valuation of air pollution using life satisfaction data. Ecological Economics, 58(4): 801-813.
Yu, L., Chen, Y., Pan, Y. and Wu, Y. (2009) Research on the evaluation of academic journals based on structural equation modeling. Journal of Informetrics, 3(4): 304-311.
Yu, L., Shen, X., Pan, Y. and Wu, Y. (2009) Scholarly journal evaluation based on panel data analysis. Journal of Informetrics, 3(4): 312-320.
Zhang, X., Jiang, W., Deng, S. and Peng, K. (2009) Energy evaluation of the sustainability of Chinese steel production during 1998-2004. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17(11): 1030-1038.
Zhang, Z., Liu, L. and Li, X. (2008) Ecotourism and nature-reserve sustainability in environmentally fragile poor areas: the case of the Ordos Relict Gull Reserve in China. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 4(2): 12-22.
Zhou, P., Ang, B.W. and Poh, K.L. (2007) A mathematical programming approach to constructing composite indicators. Ecological Economics, 62(2): 291-297.
Zhou, P., Ang, B.W. and Poh, K.L. (2008) Measuring environmental performance under different environmental DEA technologies. Energy Economics, 30(1): 1-14.
Zhou, P., Poh, K.L. and Ang, B.W. (2007) A non-radial DEA approach to measuring environmental performance. European Journal of Operational Research, 178(1): 1-9.
Zidansek, A. (2007) Sustainable development and happiness in nations. Energy, 32(6): 891-897.
Popular Magazine & Newspaper Articles
Ghebremichael, A. (2006) From Grey to Green. The New Presence, 4(1): 14-15.
Guterl, F., Sheridan, B. (2008) The Greenest Countries on Earth. Newsweek, 7-14 July 2008.
Kurczy, S. (2010) Top five greenest nations on the planet. The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Jan 2010.
Rosenthal, E. (2010) Iceland Leads Environmental Index as U.S. Falls. The New York Times, 27 Jan 2010.
Update: 19 May 2011