Here Are the 10 Best (and Worst) Countries for the Environment

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In spite of a tumultuous year, 2016 laid a foundation of promise for taking better care of the planet. 170 countries agreed to ban a major climate change contributing chemical, and 130 countries signed the United Nations Paris Agreement pledging to curtail efforts to reduce global climate change on Earth Day.

However, the top country when it comes to investing in the environment for its own society’s prosperity  might surprise you more than this year’s progress toward environmental care. The top spot for the country with the highest quality of environment, and pressure to preserve natural habitats goes to a country that doesn’t hit top 10 in any other category — Slovenia. The tiny country has been investing in protecting the environment to boost economic and social prosperity for years. Slovenia has been No. 1 on Legatum’s list since 2012.

Follow the link to learn more about the other countries: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/best-worst-countries-environment-2016/?utm_content=buffer310ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

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