5 most eco-friendly countries in the world

The index of environmental performance, or EPI - a method of quantifying and numerically benchmarking the environmental performance of green policy.

Below are 5 of the results in 2012, received the highest rating EPI. They are the most eco-friendly countries in the world to date.

Switzerland

Switzerland is the most beautiful and ecologically stable country in the world. Stunning scenery and spectacular views of the country contributes to its thriving success. However, not all the locals are adherents of green politics. To motivate people to ecological way of life, the Swiss government decided to impose a fine for improper ejection of debris. In the country there is a whole system of sorting and recycling of garbage and rigid system of penalties.

Latvia

On the assessment of environmental longevity, 70.37, Latvia takes the second place in the list of the greenest countries in the world. Untouched nature Latvia demonstrates the care of local residents about a clean and healthy environment, and the amount of natural resources per capita is above the European average.

Norway

A third country on the list, Norway, is experiencing the effects of global warming, and this is the main reason why its people are trying by all possible means to protect the country from the damaging effects of the changes. The Norwegian government with a population of working hard in order to become carbon- neutral state by reducing emissions and restoring the balance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg is the proud owner of the Center for Environmental Technology (CRTE), which is engaged in eco-design, renewable energy, life cycle analysis and eco- construction.

Costa Rica

The Government of Costa Rica, following in the footsteps of Iceland, taking it as an example of search and the use of renewable energy. Country intends to make his state a carbon- neutral by 2021. Costa Rica for many years spent cutting down forests to obtain adequate space for agriculture, but now the country is focused on reforestation, planning to embark more than 5 million seedlings over 5 years.