10 Countries that are saving the world

10 Countries that are saving the world

Hello, today we are back again with a new article and this article is all about the 10 Countries that are saving the world. Countries which are spread love, peace and a beautiful environment among all living creatures those countries are the saving countries. They seems to be leading the way in saving the environment of the planet. 

Here are the list of the 10 Countries that are saving the world

Germany

With France spearheading global climate talks, and EU countries dominating climate change rankings, Europe seems to be leading the way in saving our little planet. But one of the main countries leading Europe forward is Germany. In 2017, Germany produced over a third of its energy from renewable sources. That’s twice the percentage achieved by the US, and four times as much renewable energy as Germany produced just 14 years earlier. In the Paris Climate talks, the nation also dedicated to a 40% greenhouse gas cut by 2020, and a 95% cut by 2050.

Ethiopia

In 2000, Ethiopia was the third poorest country in the world, and the second-most populated African country, with over half of its inhabitants under the global poverty line. Now, Ethiopia has the third fasting-growing economy on the planet, and it’s population continues to grow. Typically, this kind of growth will coincide with a correlating increase in carbon emission. But as of 2017, the country still produces just 0.3% of the worlds CO2.

Portugal

In 2016, the European Commission set out climate targets for members of the EU to achieve by the year 2030. Of these countries, Portugal was one of six who were already accomplishing these targets, due in part to a surge in their renewable energy production between 2007 and 2011. Having relatively few of its own fossil fuel resources, Portugal was able to limit its imports in this time, and increase renewable energy capacity by 35.3%.

 Costa Rica

Costa Rica have long been known for its bold moves in environmental protection. In the 80s, the Central American nation even borrowed from the World Bank. The country hosts 5% of the planet’s species biodiversity, so wildlife development is an essential aspect of the country’s aim to become carbon neutral by the year 2021.. In 2017, they even broke records by running for 300 days on electricity provided entirely renewable sources.

Luxembourg

Despite its land mass ranking in the lowest quarter of all countries, Luxembourg has consistently been in the top half of the rankings when it comes to carbon emissions. But in recent years, the small country has been one of the best performers in terms of curbing their greenhouse gases. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, Luxembourg’s fossil fuel emissions dropped by 4%, compared to the EU as a whole, who managed just a tenth of that. It’s no surprise then, that Luxembourg have the most ambitious emission goals of all UN member states. They’ve set out to cut their greenhouse gas production by 20% in just five years.

Morocco

Despite Morocco contributing less than a quarter of a percent towards global carbon emissions, they still get significantly affected by the effects of global warming. This has lead the African nation to be one of the leaders in proactive energy policies. Currently 95% dependant on oil and gas from the Middle East, Morocco committed in 2017 to shift towards renewable energy, and cut greenhouse gas emissions 13% by 2030.

Finland

For the Finnish people, environmental care is a point of national pride, a commitment which dates back many years. In 1923, Finland pioneered new biodiversity laws when they introduced the Nature Conservation Act. This law paved the way for legislation, which has now expanded Finland’s protected areas to 9% of the whole territory. The country also has its sights set forward, with ambitious energy targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. They already produce almost two thirds of their electricity from renewable and Nuclear power, but they have a legally binding commitment to provide 38% from renewable sources alone by 2020. They also aim to be a carbon neutral country by the year 2050.

Denmark

In 2015, 30% of Denmark’s energy consumption came from sustainable sources, showing a more than 20% increase since 1991. In 2017, they broke those impressive records when they provided enough power, from wind turbines alone, to cover 43.4% of the country’s entire electricity consumption. This has more than doubled since 2001, despite the fact there are 20% fewer turbines in the country, thanks to vastly more efficient turbines. By 2020, the amount of Danish electricity provided by wind is expected to rise to 50%. And, with the addition of solar power and sustainable biomass, Denmark’s total energy consumption is expected to be 80% sustainable by the same year.

Sweden

Sweden is considered a role model for countries looking to curb carbon emissions, but still grow financially. In the last 25 years, the Scandinavian country has significantly grown its economy, increasing its GDP by 60%. But in spite of this, their carbon emission has still dropped by a fifth. How, you ask? Well, this can largely be attributed to Sweden’s famously efficient recycling system, where, reportedly, less than one percent of household waste ends up in landfills. In 2016, it was publicised that waste had to be imported into the country, just so there would be enough to match their ridiculous recycling speeds.

So that was 10 Countries that are saving the World. Did your country make the list? Or could you homeland be doing more for the planet? Let us know in the comments.

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