Tag: Vulnerability

How the EVI Works


The EVI is based on 50 indicators for estimating the vulnerability of the environment of a country to future shocks. These indicators are combined by simple averaging and reported simultaneously as a single index, a range of policy-relevant thematic sub-indices and as a profile showing the results for each indicator. Simple averages across indicators were…

EVI Think Tank II


The Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) is an indicators-based method which has been developed in partnership by SOPAC, UNEP, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Norway in collaboration with the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) institutions and experts. The EVI was developed in response to a call made in the…

EVI Calculator


Manual: How to Use the EVI This manual is for people and organisations wishing to better understand the issue of environmental vulnerability and resilience as a basis for ensuring sustainable development through the application of the Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI). This manual provides a guide on how to generate EVI values for countries and for…

The EVI 2004


This report presents the results for the Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) for 2004 across 235 countries and territories. Without exception, the environment is the life-support system for all human systems and is an integral part of the development success of countries. The Environmental Vulnerability Index is among the first tools now being developed to focus…

The Development Process


The first conceptual Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) appropriate for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) was presented by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) on 4 February 1999. This work was further developed at an Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) Think Tank, 7 – 10 September 1999 in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. Expanding the EVI to other…

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Video: Funafuti Masterplan

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This is an 18 minute video designed to introduce the idea of building core resilience for heavily urbanised atoll islands in general, and for Funafuti in particular. [vimeo id=”128706396″]

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