Top 20 World’s cleanest countries

A team consisting environmental experts from two America-based universities –Yale and Columbia University –measures 149 countries using 25 indicators tracked across six environmental policy categories.  The result is: Europe countries lead the way on the top of list! Forbes calls the countries placed in the top list as the world’s cleanest countries.

The list shows that countries with better wealth have better ranks of environmental performance as well. The list shows that top-ranked countries have managed water and air pollution and environmental infrastructure in proper way.  They also have adopted policy measures to mitigate the pollution effect.

In contrary, some countries placed in the bottom are countries with conflicts, corruption and poor budget for environmental infrastructure.  Environmental public health seems to be neglected by the regime.

Here top 20 countries of the world’s cleanest countries:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Sweden
  3. Norway
  4. Finland
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Austria
  7. New Zeland
  8. Latvia
  9. Colombia
  10. France
  11. Iceland
  12. Canada
  13. Germany
  14. UK
  15. Slovenia
  16. Lithuania
  17. Slovakia
  18. Portugal
  19. Estonia
  20. Croatia

What happen with US who is placed US in 39th? According to the team as in the media release:

“The United States’ performance indicates that the next administration must not ignore the ecosystem impacts of environmental as well as agricultural, energy and water management policies,” said Gus Speth, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  “The EPI’s climate change metrics ranking the United States alongside India and China near the bottom of the world’s table are a national disgrace.”