South Africa

The page has the score and ranking breakdown per indicator for South Africa. 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 142 44.73 151 40.64
Environmental Health
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Environmental Health 157 36.81 160 37.43
Air Quality
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Air Quality 166 41.14 161 46.76
Household Solid Fuels 97 32.90 104 19.48
PM2.5 Exposure 167 43.56 159 62.72
PM2.5 Exceedance 167 49.69 160 67.19
Water and Sanitation
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Water and Sanitation 133 24.71 132 15.81
Drinking Water 134 24.93 134 15.45
Sanitation 133 24.48 129 16.17
Heavy Metals
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Heavy Metals 84 53.22 82 45.73
Lead Exposure 84 53.22 82 45.73
Ecosystem Vitality
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Ecosystem Vitality 107 50.01 135 42.78
Biodiversity and Habitat
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Biodiversity and Habitat 117 64.24 117 52.66
Marine Protected Areas 1 100.00 77 73.89
Biome Protection (Global) 124 51.64 117 40.64
Biome Protection (National) 136 41.34 130 30.39
Species Protection Index 113 63.10 104 59.93
Representativeness Index 108 35.28 126 19.31
Species Habitat Index 28 95.00 43 97.58
Forests
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Forests 136 0.00 147 0.00
Tree Cover Loss 136 0.00 147 0.00
Fisheries
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Fisheries 54 59.24 119 43.54
Fish Stock Status 79 62.82 38 87.07
Regional Marine Trophic Index 48 55.66 128 0.00
Climate and Energy
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Climate and Energy 122 44.63 143 31.94
CO2 Emissions Intensity – Total 93 46.34 142 31.88
CO2 Emissions Intensity – Power 113 26.06 113 26.06
Methane Emissions Intensity 92 59.48 115 26.60
N2O Emissions Intensity 95 52.60 81 40.66
Black Carbon Emissions Intensity 126 34.42 38 68.77
Air Pollution
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Air Pollution 133 34.67 94 45.13
SO2 Emissions Intensity 146 31.66 117 38.55
NOX Emissions Intensity 108 37.68 69 51.70
Water Resources
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Water Resources 50 87.80 50 87.80
Wastewater Treatment 50 87.80 50 87.80
Agriculture
Current Rank Current Score Baseline Rank Baseline Score
Agriculture 31 47.76 31 47.76
Sustainable Nitrogen Management 31 47.76 31 47.76