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Which Countries Are The Most Eco-Friendly?



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As the world moves to become more environmentally friendly, some countries outshine others. Which country is the most eco-friendly?

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The 2014 Environmental Performance Index

Sweden ‘Most Sustainable Country in the World’

“Sweden is the most sustainable country in the world, a ranking it earned for its use of renewable energy sources and low carbon dioxide emissions, as well as social and governance practices such as labor participation, education and institutional framework, according to a report by sustainability investment firm Robecosam.”

The World’s 5 Most Environmentally Friendly Countries

“The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, maintains the ‘Better Life Index,’ an interactive tool that enables a user to compare well-being among the 34 OECD member countries, as well as OECD partners Russia and Brazil.”

Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area) in Costa Rica

“Terrestrial protected areas in Costa Rica was last measured at 26.94 in 2012, according to the World Bank.”
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Which Countries Run On 100% Renewable Energy?



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What Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient
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While many countries struggle to transition to renewable energy, some have made the leap. So which countries use only renewable energy?

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Vox: Costa Rica Has Gone 76 Straight Days Using 100% Renewable Electricity

The Guardian: Iceland’s Energy Answer Comes Naturally

Stanford News: The World Can Be Powered By Alternative Energy, Using Today’s Technology, In 20-40 Years Says Stanford Researcher Mark Z. Jacobson

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Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev
Edited by: Alex Estevez
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