Environmental policy stringency

Short description

The indicator measures the stringency of environmental policies at a country level. Environmental policy stringency is defined as policy-induced cost of polluting by firms. Higher the score, higher the stringency of environmental policies in that specific country.

Original data

Unit for original data: 
Index score
Date of extraction: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
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