Qatar in the bottom of rankings for environmental pollution

Emirate third last in Happy Planet Index

17 December, 12:55

    (ANSAmed) - DOHA, DECEMBER 17 - Qatar ranked third last in the Happy Planet Index ranking drafted by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) which measures the wellbeing and environmental impact of countries. The Emirate, which hosted the 18th United Nations conference on climate change, ranked 149th among the 151 countries examined, with the worst data on the country's environmental impact.

    The Happy Planet Index (HPI) measures how countries are able to guarantee citizens a sustainable and happy life through three criteria: life expectancy, wellbeing and environment-friendly policies.

    Botswana ranked last and Costa Rica first. Italy came in 51st right after France and a little ahead of Saudi Arabia with a good life expectancy but a negative environmental impact.

    (ANSAmed).

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