• Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rica no longer ranks in the world’s top ‘green’ countries

February 5, 2014
23 Comments

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.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt
Central America
544 views
Central America
544 views

Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt

AFP and The Tico Times - July 14, 2019

The International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (Oirsa) issued an alert on Sunday to prevent the advance of the destructive…

Slothy Sunday: Five ways you can help sloths
Sloth Sundays
319 views
Sloth Sundays
319 views

Slothy Sunday: Five ways you can help sloths

Ally Chamberlin / Toucan Rescue Ranch - July 14, 2019

It is no question that sloths have somewhat taken over the internet with their cute button noses and sweet faces.…

Costa Rica on a budget: Three cheap vacation destinations
Costa Rica
1603 views
Costa Rica
1603 views

Costa Rica on a budget: Three cheap vacation destinations

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 13, 2019

Want to vacation in Costa Rica without breaking the bank? The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has released a short…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!