Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being

Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 1

Lively Surfing Beach in Guanacaste Province, Sámara, Costa Rica

Happy Planet Index is developed by New Economics Foundation (NEF) which measures how well countries across the world are utilizing its environmental resources to lead a long and happy life.

The index used covers the following 4 elements:

    Well-being - How satisfied the residents of each country say they feel with life overall, on a scale from zero to ten, based on data collected as part of the Gallup World Poll;

    Life expectancy - The average number of years a person born today is expected to live in each country based on data collected by the United Nations;

    Inequality of outcomes - The inequalities between people within a country, in terms of how long they live, and how happy they feel, based on the distribution in each country’s life expectancy and wellbeing data; and

    Ecological footprint - The average impact that each resident of a country places on the natural environment, based on data prepared by the Global Footprint Network.

The report shows that Costa Rica (44.7) obtained the highest HPI score for its commitment to environmental sustainability. Completing the top 5 are Mexico (40.7), Colombia (40.7), Vanuatu (40.6), and Vietnam (40.3).

At the bottom of the list are Mongolia (14.3), Benin (13.4), Togo (13.2), Luxembourg (13.2), and Chad (12.8).

2016 Happy Planet Index


Rank CountryHappy Planet Index
1Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 3Costa Rica44.7
2Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 4Mexico40.7
3Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 5Colombia40.7
4Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 6Vanuatu40.6
5Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 7Vietnam40.3
6Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 8Panama39.5
7Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 9Nicaragua38.7
8Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 10Bangladesh38.4
9Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 11Thailand37.3
10Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 12Ecuador37
11Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 13Jamaica36.9
12Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 14Norway36.8
13Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 15Albania36.8
14Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 16Uruguay36.1
15Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 17Spain36
16Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 18Indonesia35.7
17Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 19El Salvador35.6
18Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 20Netherlands35.3
19Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 21Argentina35.2
20Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 22Philippines35
21Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 23Peru34.6
22Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 24Palestine34.5
23Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 25Brazil34.3
24Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 26Switzerland34.3
25Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 27Tajikistan34.2
26Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 28Guatemala34.2
27Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 29Belize33.8
28Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 30Sri Lanka33.8
29Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 31Venezuela33.6
30Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 32Algeria33.3
31Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 33Kyrgyzstan33.1
32Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 34Denmark32.7
33Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 35Morocco32.7
34Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 36United Kingdom31.9
35Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 37Chile31.7
36Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 38Pakistan31.5
37Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 39Finland31.3
38Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 40New Zealand31.3
39Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 41Iceland31.1
40Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 42Georgia31.1
41Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 43Cyprus30.7
42Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 44Nepal30.5
43Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 45Austria30.5
44Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 46France30.4
45Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 47Dominican Republic30.3
46Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 48Malaysia30.3
47Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 49Croatia30.2
48Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 50Ireland30
49Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 51Germany29.8
50Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 52India29.2
51Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 53Uzbekistan29.1
52Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 54Serbia29
53Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 55Malta29
54Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 56Israel28.8
55Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 57Romania28.8
56Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 58Bhutan28.6
57Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 59Haiti28.6
58Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 60Japan28.3
59Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 61Slovakia28.2
60Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 62Italy28.1
61Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 63Sweden28
62Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 64Poland27.5
63Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 65Mauritius27.4
64Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 66Czech Republic27.3
65Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 67Honduras27.2
66Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 68Ethiopia26.7
67Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 69Iraq26.5
68Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 70Turkey26.4
69Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 71Hungary26.4
70Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 72Ukraine26.4
71Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 73Tunisia26.2
72Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 74China25.7
73Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 75Armenia25.7
74Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 76Cambodia25.6
75Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 77Suriname25.4
76Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 78Bosnia and Herzegovina25.3
77Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 79Zambia25.2
78Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 80Montenegro25.1
79Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 81Portugal24.8
80Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 82South Korea24.8
81Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 83Myanmar24.7
82Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 84Slovenia24.6
83Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 85Kenya24.2
84Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 86Iran24
85Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 87Canada23.9
86Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 88Egypt23.8
87Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 89Belgium23.7
88Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 90Mozambique23.7
89Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 91Greece23.6
90Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 92North Macedonia23.4
91Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 93Paraguay23.3
92Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 94Bolivia23.3
93Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 95Comoros23.1
94Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 96Yemen22.8
95Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 97Nigeria22.2
96Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 98Liberia22.2
97Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 99Tanzania22.1
98Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 100Malawi22.1
99Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 101Zimbabwe22.1
100Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 102Lebanon21.9
101Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 103Senegal21.9
102Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 104Belarus21.7
103Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 105Namibia21.6
104Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 106Ghana21.4
105Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 107Australia21.2
106Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 108Oman21.1
107Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 109Lithuania21
108Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 110United States of America20.7
109Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 111Bulgaria20.4
110Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 112Afghanistan20.2
111Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 113Rwanda19.6
112Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 114Uganda19.4
113Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 115Syria19.1
114Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 116Kazakhstan19.1
115Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 117Republic of the Congo18.8
116Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 118Russia18.7
117Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 119Mauritania18
118Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 120Estonia17.9
119Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 121Burkina Faso17.9
120Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 122Gabon17.5
121Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 123Latvia17.1
122Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 124Niger16.8
123Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 125Hong Kong16.8
124Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 76Cameroon16.7
125Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 33Lesotho16.7
126Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 128Botswana16.6
127Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 129Djibouti16.4
128Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 130South Africa15.9
129Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 131Guinea15.9
130Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 132Trinidad and Tobago15.7
131Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 133Burundi15.6
132Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 134Eswatini15.5
133Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 135Sierra Leone15.3
134Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 136Turkmenistan14.6
135Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 137Côte d'Ivoire14.4
136Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 138Mongolia14.3
137Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 139Benin13.4
138Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 140Togo13.2
139Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 141Luxembourg13.2
140Country Rankings on Environmental Well-being 57Chad12.8

 

Source: New Economics Foundation
Full report: 2016 Happy Planet Index