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Just because a country or place is environmentally “fit” doesn’t mean you’d want to spend your life there – think jungles or the Antarctic. But finding the perfect balance between what’s green and what’s livable could lead you to paradise. Aiming for that ideal, we researched the world’s greenest countries while also ensuring they were ones where people could thrive. Along the way, we also unearthed the worst places in the world to live.
How Countries Rate
19 New Zealand
138 Burkina Faso
139 Sierra Leone
The world’s greenest, most livable cities
Using different data, we analysed 72 major international cities, ranking them in terms of being green and livable.
How Australasia ranked
|Trish Hunt on 17 February 2013 ,15:26 |
@William you obviously haven't travelled much. In Europe the trash has emptied into the North Atlantic Gyre. They've levelled their natural forests. The rivers are too polluted to swim or fish in. The irony is that they make out like they are the "greenest" cities on earth. These surveys are useless as they look only at current annual consumption, not the destruction that has occured over centuaries and has not been remedied. For example, heavy metal contamination in a European river 50 years ago doesn't count in this survey. How is this "greener" than an Australia river that never was polluted with heavy metals?
|William on 13 February 2012 ,09:25 |
How Australia could be on this list is beyond my wildest imagination. I've never seen so much litter lying around the road sides, streets and beaches in a 1st world country. Then there are the coal fired power plants, and the automobile to cyclist ratio is abysmal for a country with a climate so conducive to cycling.
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