How the cleanest countries of the world look like?

With pollution a deep concern for the whole World, nations are finding alternate means to curb pollution and make the environment clean.  Declining natural species and increasing Global Warming had raised concerns over the life of humanity and countries have joined hands to fight against these environmental threats.

Although there is a worldwide support for clean environment, it is and it always have been the rich nations who possess the clean and healthy environment.

Yale and Columbia researchers ranked countries environmental performance based on parameters such as

  • water and air quality
  • Habitat protection
  • Impact of the environment on the health of the population.
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The list consist of all the countries ranked on the basis of Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and below you can find the top 10 performers:


EPI score: 93.5

GDP per capita: $36,000

Population: 311,000

2. Switzerland

EPI score: 89.1

GDP per capita: $37,000

Population: 7.6 million

3. Costa Rica

EPI score: 86.4

GDP per capita: $9,600

Population: 4.5 million

4. Sweden

EPI score: 86

GDP per capita: $33,400

Population: 9.1 million

5. Norway

EPI score: 81.1

GDP per capita: $48,000

Population: 4.7 million

6. Mauritius

EPI score: 80.6

GDP per capita: $10,000

Population: 1.3 million

7. France

EPI score: 78.2

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GDP per capita: $31,000

Population: 62 million

8. Austria

EPI score: 78.1

GDP per capita: $35,000

Population: 8.3 million

9. Cuba

EPI score: 78.1

GDP per capita: $8,500

Population: 11.3 million

10. Singapore

EPI score: 81.78

GDP per capita: $47,210

Population: 5.31 million


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