Liberia has ranked 180 out of 180 countries in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index report.
The 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a data-driven summary of the state of sustainability around the world.
Using 32 performance indicators across 11 issue categories, the EPI ranks 180 countries on environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy targets.
The EPI offers a scorecard that highlights leaders and laggards in environmental performance and provides practical guidance for countries that aspire to move toward a sustainable future. The metrics on which the 2020 rankings are based come from a variety of sources and represent the most recent published data, often from 2017 or 2018.
These indicators provide a way to spot problems, set targets, track trends, understand outcomes, and identify best policy practices. Good data and fact-based analysis can also help government officials refine their policy agendas, facilitate communications with key stakeholders, and maximize the return on environmental investments.
The 2020 Environmental Performance Index Liberia is the worst-performing country when it comes to sustainability.
Liberia’s Guinean forest region is often referred to as “the lungs of West Africa”. But inside the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company’s Liberian concession, the air is so thick with chemicals, it stings the eyes.
But the American tire giant told Al Jazeera that it is doing all it can to mitigate the effects of climate change and is not breaking any of the country’s environmental laws.
Story credit: Aljazeera News