Solutions for the sustainable development of communities.
Countries2022-05-19T11:04:28+00:00
Qualitative and quantitative social, economic and environmental factors are assessed for the relative ranking of countries. Some, such as the Global Country ESG Index and the Global Corruption Index, rank countries in terms of economic and commercial factors. Others, such as the Commitment to Development Index, the Democracy Index and the Human Freedom Index, rank the civil liberties of countries.

The Sustainable Development Report provides an overall sustainable development (SDG) performance ranking of UN member states. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) monitors the climate mitigation efforts of 60 countries worldwide – GHG emissions, renewable energy, energy use and climate policy.

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The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 by the United Nations is intended to strengthen the ability of countries to take measures to mitigate the adverse effect of climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C, preferably to 1.5°C, compared to pre-industrial levels.

To achieve the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, each country must determine, plan and regularly report on measures it takes to mitigate global warming and periodically strengthen its commitment.  The countries are legally obligated to prepare, communicate and submit nationally determined contributions (NDCs) – their plans for climate action.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are the blueprint.  The countries are responsible for SDG implementation, subject to the interplay of state sovereignty, self-regulation and national circumstances.  SDG implementation and success depend on each country's sustainable development policies, plans, and programs and the inclusion of all stakeholders in the process.

The Paris Agreement which is a legally binding international treaty entered into force on 4 November 2016 and has been ratified by 189 countries to date.  All countries have agreed to work towards achieving the goals.  When developing NDCs and adopting domestic measures to implement them, countries consider how they relate to the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.

Country CCP CDI CEU CPI CPP EPI ESG GCI GFI GHG HDI HFI IFS PFI SDR SPI WDI WHR
Afghanistan 173 178 174 190 169 156 137 155 167 154
Albania 106 62 50 139 69 43 103 64 54 68 107
Algeria 54 21 106 63 84 115 142 75 41 91 154 134 66 83 113 88
American Samoa
Andorra 36 53
Angola 146 158 150 168 50 148 144 22 99 154 151 122
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 63 48 56 78
Argentina 47 38 11 66 49 54 44 65 68 48 46 70 13 29 52 41 50 47
Armenia 77 53 51 79 81 47 12 51 58 50 89 116
Aruba
Australia 59 4 54 12 64 13 11 10 52 56 8 5 7 39 35 8 9 11
Austria 37 11 46 12 23 6 8 13 23 47 18 15 31 6 15 20 10
Azerbaijan 126 72 82 137 88 116 45 154 55 104 141 90
Bahamas 29 93 58 80 58 45
Bahrain 77 56 63 84 42 123 53 167 100 99 144 37
Bangladesh 146 162 145 158 62 133 139 43 162 109 123 75 125
Barbados 30 77 70 88 58 75 83 42
Belarus 48 13 66 60 49 52 131 26 53 99 46 153 24 47 146 81
Belgium 49 16 52 17 38 15 9 15 11 44 14 25 23 5 16 36 18
Belize 101 97 94 110 80 47 104
Benin 80 157 130 126 158 90 121 155 121 106 102
Bermuda 46
Bhutan 25 107 122 35 129 108 33 75 91 81 95
Bolivia 123 88 92 150 107 91 126 90 87 98 61
Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba
Bosnia – Herzegovina 101 78 53 113 73 59 67 47 66 95 78
Botswana 34 103 107 55 100 58 95 115 86 30 148
Brazil 33 31 8 106 62 55 62 85 34 31 84 88 21 110 61 61 47 32
Brunei Darussalam 35 46 71 48 47 135 144 84
Bulgaria 44 41 74 61 41 35 59 25 35 56 37 91 45 43 53 97
Burkina Faso 85 112 132 136 182 102 41 139 140 111 115
Burundi 165 170 172 174 185 148 107 147 158 149 145
Cabo Verde 41 144 109 51 126 44 36 86 71 32
Cambodia 162 139 141 191 144 88 42 142 102 118 134 109
Cameroon 153 139 155 179 44 153 145 118 134 137 143 96
Canada 61 9 64 12 35 20 20 16 15 59 16 6 3 19 21 7 12 9
Cayman Islands 77
Central African Republic 153 124 161 175 188 153 101 165 161 162 155
Chad 162 172 176 170 187 141 104 163 162 160 132
Chile 9 26 50 26 15 44 37 27 33 7 43 30 82 30 34 25 26
China 38 36 56 80 13 120 103 140 26 50 85 129 65 175 57 100 148 93
Colombia 25 5 96 21 50 78 76 32 29 83 86 18 145 68 60 59 43
Comoros 153 148 127 176 156 83 126 142
Congo (COD) 168 125 170 189 175 151 125 158 156 164 103
Congo (COG) 165 152 149 184 149 143 93 144 149 137 127
Cook Islands
Costa Rica 44 52 41 38 20 62 42 8 50 37 20 12
Côte d’Ivoire 106 176 166 153 162 109 37 131 128 105 99
Croatia 29 40 63 26 34 31 52 40 43 38 48 14 39 56 75
Cuba 60 64 74 152 70 62 173 49 72 142
Curaçao
Cyprus 42 30 41 32 31 32 33 43 33 33 65 40 26 37 49
Czechia 51 21 44 44 51 20 22 29 27 49 27 24 20 12 25 29 20
Denmark 4 10 25 1 5 1 4 1 2 11 10 4 2 3 2 6 2
Djibouti 126 164 156 163 166 164 138 146 139
Dominica 48 86 39 94
Dominican Republic 137 74 88 99 66 88 57 30 67 77 60 77
Ecuador 93 56 64 93 63 86 66 29 68 53 53 81 50
Egypt 21 12 106 29 94 111 118 59 8 116 157 58 168 82 112 132 137
El Salvador 113 95 75 89 124 73 112 89 94 79 35
Equatorial Guinea 173 115 134 186 145 141 138 158
Eritrea 160 156 171 192 180 179 160 153
Estonia 32 36 18 37 30 29 6 30 29 8 2 4 10 24 27 55
Eswatini 113 137 138 156 138 134 131 142 131 128
Ethiopia 96 134 160 157 35 173 149 54 114 136 145 123 134
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji 134 99 49 93 77 102 62 90 84
Finland 14 8 62 3 11 7 2 3 6 19 11 11 5 1 3 3 1
France 17 2 32 23 10 5 16 21 7 20 26 33 6 26 8 18 22 24
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon 123 76 112 134 119 127 105 111 106 121 104
Gambia 96 166 153 108 172 119 40 50 123 124 101 120
Georgia 44 102 86 50 61 40 8 89 56 56 91 119
Germany 13 7 18 9 19 10 6 12 8 15 6 9 4 16 4 11 15 17
Ghana 80 168 136 92 71 138 72 60 114 103 56 98
Gibraltar
Greece 24 27 16 60 24 25 25 42 22 24 32 56 108 37 27 34 82
Greenland 32
Grenada 51 95 69 47 74
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 146 149 121 103 72 127 63 124 121 109 99 27
Guinea 130 175 173 171 178 146 84 153 154 147 118
Guinea-Bissau 168 161 167 185 175 126 92 152 138
Guyana 85 126 114 106 122 74 34 128 96 65
Haiti 168 170 164 183 170 98 70 150 144 119 147
Holy See
Honduras 146 116 104 129 132 79 165 112 108 92 59
Hong Kong 16 25 45 4 3 148 85 76
Hungary 53 25 51 70 59 33 34 72 24 45 40 49 14 85 25 40 56 62
Iceland 11 17 13 14 1 4 20 1 15 29 9 5 4
India 10 40 14 80 16 168 146 102 42 10 131 111 36 150 120 117 46 140
Indonesia 27 33 23 85 31 116 123 100 70 33 107 68 38 117 97 84 52 92
Iran 62 60 146 22 67 113 188 76 64 70 158 64 178 74 93 154 117
Iraq 162 106 133 169 123 155 172 105 107 116 126
Ireland 46 18 27 18 40 16 15 23 12 55 2 7 6 13 12 7 16
Isle of Man
Israel 35 35 29 42 20 30 19 53 86 38 33 23 13
Italy 30 19 26 51 25 20 17 41 17 28 29 31 10 58 26 23 31 36
Jamaica 74 66 81 83 101 53 12 81 57 42 56
Japan 45 17 28 20 43 12 14 18 19 39 19 11 11 71 18 13 17 58
Jordan 60 48 59 66 102 80 39 120 72 73 118 101
Kazakhstan 64 63 113 54 85 57 101 49 63 51 75 49 122 59 67 128 60
Kenya 137 132 142 155 40 143 93 16 69 118 115 94 121
Kiribati 118 93 63 134
Kuwait 85 47 46 127 58 64 113 158 113 46 110 51
Kyrgyzstan 126 105 89 148 120 70 31 72 44 89 115 86
Laos 130 130 137 181 137 125 161 110 133 159 105
Latvia 26 38 44 17 36 33 37 52 37 22 22 22 35 38 53
Lebanon 137 78 87 154 92 97 35 130 93 85 111 91
Lesotho 85 165 151 124 165 102 88 135 127 64 144
Liberia 137 180 175 159 175 112 75 161 135 90 141
Libya 168 194 105 156 37 143 154 72
Liechtenstein 30 19 10
Lithuania 11 35 35 8 35 28 36 27 34 21 9 31 32 40 42
Luxembourg 18 14 55 9 4 2 3 9 28 32 23 11 21 42 14 14 14
Madagascar 158 174 152 147 164 106 98 159 148 83 143
Malawi 123 112 126 120 174 105 25 80 149 126 78 150
Malaysia 57 24 51 53 68 61 73 65 58 62 83 28 113 65 48 39 80
Maldives 130 127 108 122 95 87 79 78
Mali 130 160 159 177 184 137 111 146 150 119 128
Malta 12 6 50 45 23 24 45 9 28 23 78 33 30 33 22
Marshall Islands 152 104 117
Martinique
Mauritania 137 167 158 172 157 150 97 133 143 108 122
Mauritius 56 82 54 54 66 51 64 95 44 19 57
Mayotte
Mexico 28 34 7 130 55 51 60 114 54 6 74 86 24 127 80 62 86 23
Micronesia 143 124 69 136
Moldova 120 87 67 119 90 65 40 48 68 69 71
Monaco
Mongolia 106 147 94 112 99 49 90 106 76 62 83
Montenegro 66 74 45 78 48 52 63 85 58 74 73
Montserrat
Morocco 8 9 80 6 100 118 115 36 12 121 117 34 135 69 97 95 89
Mozambique 146 136 144 161 181 101 116 152 142 116 123
Myanmar 130 179 169 180 147 146 50 176 101 120 166 131
Namibia 56 104 105 70 130 80 18 116 95 55 113
Nauru 121
Nepal 113 145 131 135 142 92 76 96 114 101 100
Netherlands 19 6 31 8 7 11 10 7 3 34 8 14 28 11 10 11 5
New Caledonia
New Zealand 35 15 33 1 39 19 12 5 39 46 14 1 11 23 4 2 8
Nicaragua 161 108 116 165 128 106 160 99 105 140 45
Niger 120 152 143 151 189 136 59 156 157 125 114
Nigeria 146 151 168 162 43 161 131 26 129 160 136 107 85
Niue
North Korea 172 196 180 139 165
North Macedonia 106 43 43 81 82 55 57 54 65 73 84
North Mariana Islands
Norway 6 3 43 7 18 9 7 2 5 13 1 15 1 7 1 1 3
Oman 56 110 90 95 60 133 163 73 74 130
Pakistan 120 142 157 160 55 154 140 60 157 129 141 104 67
Palau 98 50
Palestine 115 170 109 110
Panama 101 70 66 109 57 40 74 88 49 48 31
Papua New Guinea 137 146 154 141 155 94 62 151 153 69
Paraguay 137 73 77 145 74 103 64 96 92 70 77 63
Peru 101 90 80 90 67 79 48 77 63 59 71 65
Philippines 23 15 113 47 111 117 111 53 16 107 83 19 147 103 98 54 69
Poland 52 30 47 41 56 37 30 34 16 51 35 45 66 15 31 51 40
Portugal 16 12 34 30 9 27 19 19 18 37 38 26 7 27 21 28 66
Puerto Rico
Qatar 30 122 76 67 73 45 129 119 94 81 114 29
Réunion
Romania 36 20 70 52 32 36 61 47 18 49 32 56 39 45 61 48
Russian Federation 56 37 49 137 58 58 72 130 64 53 52 115 52 155 46 69 124 68
Rwanda 51 137 129 74 160 78 44 136 130 125 127 152
Saint Helena
Saint Lucia 48 95 73 43 86
Samoa 120 98 64 111 45
San Marino
Sao Tome – Principe 64 119 116 135 124
Saudi Arabia 63 32 58 51 57 90 83 86 51 61 40 151 59 166 98 101 152 28
Senegal 66 155 135 117 168 100 73 126 111 88 111
Serbia 91 45 47 107 64 59 79 34 52 63 70
Seychelles 27 38 56 44 67 59 13
Sierra Leone 119 177 163 167 182 122 46 148 134 97 129
Singapore 4 39 38 17 29 11 28 32 139 76 29 66 34
Sint Maarten
Slovakia 40 23 42 59 46 26 26 40 46 21 39 36 27 19 36 45 38
Slovenia 50 45 35 34 18 18 26 54 22 33 54 9 22 35 44
Solomon Islands 77 172 140 125 151
Somalia 180 197 140 162 159 112
South Africa 39 28 19 70 27 95 85 57 31 38 114 68 15 35 107 82 44 110
South Korea 60 24 61 39 48 28 27 28 10 60 23 26 17 43 28 17 16 54
South Sudan 179 193 185 128 164 163 156
Spain 34 20 37 30 30 14 23 24 13 25 25 29 32 20 19 24 30
Sri Lanka 93 109 101 96 72 94 33 146 87 64 67 130
St. Kitts – Nevis 87 74
St. Pierre – Miquelon
St. Vincent – Grenadines 39 64 65 68 97
Sudan 173 130 165 178 170 161 51 151 157 147 145
Suriname 70 81 96 133 97 62 52 91 75 49
Sweden 5 1 48 4 12 8 5 4 9 5 7 9 3 2 5 4 7
Switzerland 15 13 17 4 36 3 1 8 14 14 2 2 14 16 6 9 6
Syria 178 198 151 162 63 171 127 162 149
Taiwan 58 57 42 60 37 62 19 38 8
Tajikistan 153 114 110 166 125 138 152 78 116 157 74
Tanzania 96 150 162 128 163 117 123 132 119 93 153
Thailand 31 22 101 33 78 95 105 48 23 79 114 47 115 43 79 72 52
Timor-Leste 93 129 128 123 141 85 17 110 43
Togo 130 159 147 146 167 128 100 143 129 136 139
Tokelau
Tonga 82 91 143 104 49
Trinidad – Tobago 85 69 79 75 67 67 25 108 51 41 39
Tunisia 74 71 68 91 95 132 20 94 60 55 75 124
Turkey 41 29 53 91 50 99 102 110 69 36 54 119 48 149 70 92 103 79
Turkmenistan 165 92 100 187 111 177 117 113 161 87
Turks – Caicos Islands
Tuvalu 82
Uganda 137 127 148 173 57 159 104 30 132 140 130 100 136
Ukraine 20 4 126 41 60 55 132 61 17 74 110 23 106 36 63 86 133
United Arab Emirates 39 21 42 49 58 41 31 124 55 138 71 80 134 21
United Kingdom 7 5 10 12 14 4 21 11 4 4 13 17 5 24 17 20 18 15
United States 55 22 59 23 28 24 39 31 21 57 17 17 9 42 32 28 26 19
Uruguay 21 61 40 22 38 55 38 44 41 38 13 33
Uzbekistan 153 88 84 144 106 57 133 77 102 150 41
Vanuatu 64 163 120 71 140 119
Venezuela 173 59 106 182 113 160 56 159 122 151 108
Viet Nam 43 39 96 44 141 119 149 56 42 117 121 61 174 51 88 131 94
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 53
Wallis – Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen 177 195 179 159 169 145 154 151
Zambia 113 132 139 138 60 146 96 27 109 141 122 79 138
Zimbabwe 158 123 125 164 150 141 41 137 125 132 133 146
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