Costa Rica no longer ranks in the world’s top ‘green’ countries
Is Costa Rica really as green as it says it is? Not according to Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI).
Costa Rica ranked 54th out of 178 other countries in the index, a major tumble from fifth place in 2012. The drop can be attributed to the addition of new categories into the index.
Wastewater treatment was the country’s Achilles heel in terms of ranking. Costa Rica only scored a 0.9 out of 100 possible points in the category, placing the country at 125th in the world.
Considering its ambitious plans to become the first carbon-neutral country by 2021, Costa Rica also performed poorly in the climate and energy category, pulling in a score of 38.46 and placing 98th.
You may be interested
Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four pointsLuis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018
The Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of the…
30 protesters released from prison in NicaraguaAFP / The Tico Times - October 17, 2018
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega freed 30 political opponents on Monday, an action greeted with relief by human rights organizations. They…
La Sele continues to struggle, falls to Colombia, 3-1Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2018
One of La Sele’s shining moments happened right there, at the Red Bull Arena, a little over a year ago.…