Title: Ranking the EU countries according to the environmental performance index using PROMETHEE

Authors: Panagiota Digkoglou; Jason Papathanasiou

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Egnatia 156, Thessaloniki 54636, Greece ' Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Egnatia 156, Thessaloniki 54636, Greece

Abstract: The purpose of this work is to study how the PROMETHEE method interacts with the data of the environmental performance index (EPI). For this purpose, we are going to use as a basis two indicators of the EPI; the environmental health and the ecosystem vitality. Those indicators include criteria covering a wide range of important issues, in an effort to cover the majority of the factors that form the perception of quality of life. The countries that will be studied are those of the European Union. We are going to use the data from 2006 to 2018, and we will form 6 scenarios, as the EPI is published every two years. The selected data will be processed with the well-known multi-criteria analysis method PROMETHEE. Thus, we will observe the different interactions of data with the PROMETHEE method, and which countries are improving and which countries need to make additional efforts.

Keywords: multiple criteria decision aid; environmental performance index; EPI; PROMETHEE; EU countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2018.099240

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2018 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.290 - 305

Received: 03 Nov 2018
Accepted: 16 Jan 2019

Published online: 16 Apr 2019 *

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