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.”

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  • Kelvin

    And yet Australia features prominently and consistently in the world’s most liveable cities. Go figure.

  • James

    How France is higher than the UK and Germany I will never know. It’s a sh*t hole and I would argue Germany is the cleanest in Europe by far. This doesn’t seem to take into account the size of country.

  • Blue Girl

    How come Australia’s not in this ranking??? I’ve been to France just two months ago and I’m appalled by what I saw. The subway stinks of urine, and I even saw sh*t on the sidewalk while we were walking around Paris!

  • mac sapphire

    How about Japan? why it is not on the list?

  • Rizwan

    I am surprised not to see UAE in the list.

  • irvin

    it is really true that switzerland is the cleanest country of the world ^_^ my tita leave there

  • Arzaan

    i can’t believe Singapore is not in the top 20

  • kashif

    oman is cleanest one

  • Kristina

    Serbia is super clean
    I live in Canada and hell no it aint clean!

  • Lithuania

    It’s interesting that the US isn’t on the list, but also not surprising. They don’t have a lot of concern for the rest of the world, whereas most countries in Europe and Baltic States do.

  • rashid

    Singapore and Oman

    • kashif

      yes oman is very clean

  • Did you know that lebanon is known to have the world most cleanest water so put lebanon on that list.

  • how interesting, I hope that the US can clean up their act and I also find it interesting that 2 latin American countries are in the top 2 and the US no