South Korea

The page has the score and ranking breakdown per indicator for South Korea. Clicking on an indicator name will take you to that indicator's score/rankings page for all countries in the EPI.

Environmental Performance Index
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Environmental Performance Index 60 62.30 40 65.81
Environmental Health
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Environmental Health 50 73.30 34 76.87
Air Quality
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Air Quality 119 61.19 82 67.86
Household Solid Fuels 1 100.00 1 100.00
PM2.5 Exposure 174 30.21 173 42.71
PM2.5 Exceedance 169 40.43 173 50.15
Water and Sanitation
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Water and Sanitation 20 96.52 18 96.52
Drinking Water 26 93.05 21 95.92
Sanitation 1 100.00 15 97.12
Heavy Metals
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Heavy Metals 11 91.48 23 76.06
Lead Exposure 11 91.48 23 76.06
Ecosystem Vitality
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Ecosystem Vitality 78 54.96 51 58.45
Biodiversity and Habitat
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Biodiversity and Habitat 144 46.66 136 43.21
Marine Protected Areas 54 87.48 43 84.25
Biome Protection (Global) 161 20.32 152 14.09
Biome Protection (National) 156 20.32 153 14.09
Species Protection Index 121 54.37 121 48.14
Representativeness Index 129 23.29 124 20.22
Species Habitat Index 111 78.33 126 90.76
Forests
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Forests 64 24.64 42 39.44
Tree Cover Loss 64 24.64 42 39.44
Fisheries
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Fisheries 27 67.10 31 67.33
Fish Stock Status 13 92.34 34 88.30
Regional Marine Trophic Index 83 41.87 62 46.36
Climate and Energy
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Climate and Energy 110 46.75 46 57.42
CO2 Emissions Intensity – Total 138 32.40 62 57.46
CO2 Emissions Intensity – Power 111 26.79 111 26.79
Methane Emissions Intensity 13 99.02 16 91.69
N2O Emissions Intensity 108 49.57 56 49.13
Black Carbon Emissions Intensity 60 58.11 73 50.69
Air Pollution
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Air Pollution 22 77.91 29 74.34
SO2 Emissions Intensity 21 84.52 30 79.42
NOX Emissions Intensity 33 71.29 35 69.27
Water Resources
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Water Resources 15 98.22 15 98.22
Wastewater Treatment 15 98.22 15 98.22
Agriculture
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Agriculture 26 49.71 26 49.71
Sustainable Nitrogen Management 26 49.71 26 49.71