Croatia has been ranked as the 15 most ecological friendly country in the world. According to a report compiled by the Yale University Croatia is listed in 15th out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index.
The best ranked country on the list was Finland, followed by Iceland and Sweden. The Environmental Performance Index ranks countries performance on environmental issues. The study looks at health care, water quality, air quality, water resources, forests and energy amongst others.
Croatia was awarded 86.98 points, whilst Finland at the top of the list had 90.68. All of the countries in the top ten were European with New Zealand ranked in 11th and Australia in 13th position. Yale University commented that whilst progress has been made in some areas, such as access to drinking water, there is still much room for improvement. One of the biggest problems was seen as air pollution, especially in countries undergoing an economic boom.
Somalia, Eritrea, Madagascar and Niger were placed at the bottom of the list. In fact the lower reaches of the Environmental Performance Index was dominated by countries from Africa and Asia. The lowest placed European country was Bosnia and Herzegovina in 121st place with only 63.28 points.