Estonia ranked 8 out of 180 for environmental protection ({{commentsTotal}})

Fox Source: (Erik Karits/Minupilt.err.ee)
News
News

Estonia is ranked 8th in the recently published Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2016, which rates world's top and worst performers in terms of their efforts to protect ecosystems and human health.

The index is complied by researchers from Yale University and Columbia University, who scored the performance of 180 countries in nine issue areas comprised of more than 20 indicators. These indicators measure country proximity to meeting internationally established targets or, in the absence of such targets, how nations compare to one another.

This year Finland has taken the top spot in front of Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Slovenia, with Estonia not far behind on 8th place. Somalia lingers on the opposite end with Eritrea, Madagasgar, Niger and Afghanistan.

Overall results of 2016 show that more deaths globally occur due to poor air quality than unsafe water, as more than half of the world's population live in nations where air quality is a serious concern. And while health impacts, access to drinking water and sanitation are improving all over the world, air quality and fisheries exhibit troubling declines.



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee