Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Top 10 Cleanest Countries In The World

To have a clean country is to have a green country. More and more countries are adopting a clean initiative and in turn a more environmental stance. In this article we look at the top 10 cleanest countries in the world, this was measured through the use of their environment performance index and a poll has been tallied. Some of the contenders are a prerequisite and there are also some surprising appearances. To adopt a cleaner country as a whole will create an environmentally friendly one and one that is sustainable.

The top 10 cleanest countries in the world  

10. France

At number 10 is Frances as one of the cleanest countries. They have environment performance index of 87.8. Their water and forest policies are of high regard and they excel in terms of pollution and the health and ecosystem ozone.

9. Colombia

Colombia is ranked 9th in the world’s cleanest counties. They have an environment performance index of 99.9. Columbia’s economy is heavily reliant on coffee and flowers which are farmed in the most sustainable of manners minimizing the amount of pesticides used. Quality of life and the length of it is also high in Columbia.

8. Latvia

Latvia’s environment performance index is 88.8. Like France stated above their water and other factors are of high environmental standards.

7. New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the cleanest air and water making its way onto the world’s cleanest countries. They also implore high standards of environmental conservation and their environmental performance index is 88.9.

6. Austria

Austria, among the cleanest counties in the world scored an environmental performance index of 89.4. They have some of the best water and they heavily regulate the amount of pesticides used.

5. Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the more environmentally sustainable countries around and want to limit carbon emissions substantially. They have an environmental performance index of 90.5.

4. Finland  

At number 4 on the list of the world’s cleanest countries is Finland. In the top 5 we will see many European countries making the list. They scored 99.3 in the environmental performance index and their air is exceptionally clean as well as their water. Their forest policies are some of the best in the world and it is obvious they maintain the highest environmental standards.

3. Norway

Norway is in the top three of the most the cleanest countries in the world. They maintain a score of 93.1 in their environmental performance index and this is evident in the environmental policies they have instituted. They are also one of the richest counties in the world so this may be one of the factors benefiting their green approach.

2. Sweden

Sweden is the second cleanest country in the world. Sweden boasts an environmental performance index of 93.1 and environmental sustainability is of the highest regard with the government. They have low pollution and harmful gas emissions and they take great care of their forests and greenery.

1. Switzerland

Switzerland is the world’s cleanest country with an environmental performance index of a successful 95.5. Their air and water is the cleanest in the world and their environmental regulations some of the most stringent in the world.               



  1. What is the source for this?

    1. This was measured through the use of their environment performance index at the time