Nordic Region top for sustainable development

Friday, 01 October 2010

The Nordic countries come out top in the most recent study of sustainable social development. The study, by the organisation Sustainable Society Foundation, covers 151 countries and is a repeat of their 2006 report.

The list is topped by Sweden, with Norway third, Finland fourth, Iceland sixth and Denmark slightly further down the list in 14th place.

The study covers a total of 22 indicators, including air and water quality, health, use of renewable forms of energy, equality between the genders and education and training.

The figures show that relatively little progress has been made on global level towards a sustainable society.

The world average score is 5.7 on a scale of 0 to 10. Sweden scored 7.02. Turkmenistan, in last, scored 4.1.

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