Yale and Columbia universities Worldwide Environmental Performances rank Chile the Best Environmental Performance Index in Latin America, followed by Ecuador (53) and Venezuela (57).
“The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems,” according to Yale University.
The index quantifies and classifies the politics of a country numerically based on 9 sub-topics: health impact, air quality, water sanitation, residual water treatments, agriculture, forestal issues, fishing, biodiversity, and energy.
Switzerland won the 2014 ranking out of 178 countries with a score of 87,67, followed by Luxembourg and Australia. Coming in last were the Somali Republic, Mali, and Haiti.
Chile scored 69,93 causing it to rise up in ranking from the 58th country in 2012 to the 29th country this year, making it a leader for the Latin American Countries.
Regarding forestal issues, Chile scored 100 out of 100 points for the positive changes it made in this topic, putting the country in first place out of all 178 countries.
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