World’s Top 10 Greenest Countries in 2016

Every country in the world today keeps on developing both in the residential and commercial sides of the table. Even though these developments bring goodness to every single nation, it cannot be denied that these are always accompanied with minor and severe destruction in the environment. However, there are still a lot of countries who promote green environment despite the great developments they’re experiencing. The top 10 of these countries are the following:

10. Colombia

Colombia is a country that’s fortunately bestowed with abundant nature, where thousands of living species are dwelling. Even though there were some reports in the past that said how the development in Columbia destroyed Mother Nature, the federal government here are making some eco-friendly programs to restore its original great condition. 76.8 is Columbia’s EPI (Environmental Performance Index).

9. Cuba

The federal government of Cuba has minimized the usage of pesticides in the farmlands. This is to make sure that harmful chemicals will not spread into the environment and destroy it. The sea level is even lowered so that the salt water doesn’t have the chance to mess up with the rich soil. Its EPI is 78.1.

8. Austria

Austria

With the Environmental Performance Index of 78.1, Austria is one country in Europe that maintains the great condition of its environment. This pushes the country to build the so-called “passive houses”, in which heating or cooling systems are not used.

7. France

Such country became one of the greenest countries in the world when Nicolas Sarkozy, a former President of France made an effort in making legislation that compulsorily asked the French people to conserve energy and help in preserving the abundant environment in the country. Its EPI is 78.2.

6. Mauritius

This may be a small country in Africa, but going greener is one big step made by the federal government as well as the residents of this country. As a matter of fact, its Environmental Performance Index reaches as high as 80.6. Green practices are observed in this small island nation, and it is all thanks to the great efforts of the country’s Finance Minister named Rama Sithanen.

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