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Tracking Economic Freedom and Environmental Performance

Created on September 12, 2013

Tracking Economic Freedom and Environmental Performance

Tracking Economic Freedom and Environmental Performance

Since 2000, the average score in the Index of Economic Freedom has risen by more than 3 percent. During the same period, the overall Environmental Performance Index has risen by nearly 6 percent.

Keywords: economic, freedom, environment

Sources: NASA, Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Environmental Performance Index (EPI), http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental- performance-index-pilot-trend-2012/data-download (accessed April 25, 2013), and Terry Miller, Kim R. Holmes, and Edwin J. Feulner, 2013 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation and Dow Jones & Company, Inc., 2013) http://www.heritage.org/index.

Article ID: sr139

CHART 15 | SR 139 | heritage.org

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