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Industrial PRIME | March 9, 2016

Did You Know: Environmental Performance Index Has Ranked Finland the Greenest Country in the World

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Did You Know: Environmental Performance Index Has Ranked Finland the Greenest Country in the World

Industrial PRIME | March 9, 2016

Finland has been ranked number one in the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI).

Finland might be cold and quite remote from where you look at it, but it sure knows how to promote sustainable actions. This has not been left unnoticed by the EPI, whose report ranks countries’ performance on high-priority environmental issues in two areas: protection of human health and protection of ecosystems.

The most notable credit given to Finland stems from its commitment to achieve a carbon-neutral society that does not exceed nature’s carrying capacity by 2050. The country already produces nearly two-thirds of its electricity from renewable or nuclear power sources.

The report indicates that the world is making progress on various issues, including access to drinking water and sanitation.

In other aspects, however, the world’s performance has declined considerably, meaning there is plenty of work to do.

Poor air quality, for instance, was responsible for 10% of all global deaths in 2013, and more than 3.5 billion people live in nations with unsafe air quality.

The report in its entirety can be read by following this link.

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