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Environmental Impact by Country

Environmental criteria consider how each country can reduce the impact of its operations on the natural environment.

The data below ranks the worlds worst polluters.






Country Global
Rank
Region
Rank
Environment
Index
Carbon
Emissions
(Total MtCO2e)
Methane
Emissions
(Total MtCO2e)
Carbon
Emissions
(Per Cap MtCO2e)
Methane
Emissions
(Per Cap MtCO2e)
Air
Quality
(PM2.5)
Water
Access
(%)
China 1 1 43.2 101,747 12,390 7.1 0.9 46 94
Russia 2 1 53.9 16,784 8,530 11.5 5.9 10 97
United States 3 1 58.7 52,847 6,238 15.9 1.9 7 99
Bahrain 4 1 61.5 344 149 19.7 8.5 63 99
Turkmenistan 5 2 65.6 856 496 14.0 8.1 18 99
Qatar 6 2 66.8 1,093 81 37.3 2.8 81 99
Australia 7 3 69.7 4,110 1,399 15.9 5.4 7 99
United Arab Emirates 8 3 70.3 1,907 530 19.1 5.3 45 99
Mongolia 9 4 70.7 655 179 19.7 5.4 43 86
New Zealand 10 5 74.6 365 325 7.5 6.7 7 99
India 11 6 77.9 26,158 6,693 1.9 0.5 69 91
Libya 12 1 78.9 464 378 6.7 5.4 49 99
Kuwait 13 4 79.3 1,075 61 24.8 1.4 63 99
Canada 14 2 79.5 5,767 955 15.2 2.5 6 99
Trinidad and Tobago 15 3 79.6 379 13 27.0 0.9 23 99
Central African Republic 16 2 80.6 3 315 0.1 6.4 43 37
Uruguay 17 4 80.8 64 209 1.8 6.0 10 99
Kazakhstan 18 7 81.3 3,138 414 16.5 2.2 18 95
Saudi Arabia 19 5 83.4 5,821 442 16.5 1.3 60 99
Brazil 20 5 83.6 4,657 4,180 2.2 2.0 12 99
Azerbaijan 21 8 84.1 398 436 3.9 4.3 21 96
Ireland 22 2 85.0 371 168 7.5 3.4 8 97
Brunei Darussalam 23 9 86.2 91 0 20.6 8 99
Uzbekistan 24 10 86.6 1,102 1,059 3.3 3.1 28 98
Paraguay 25 6 87.0 83 291 1.2 4.0 12 99
Indonesia 26 11 87.1 6,175 3,351 2.2 1.2 19 92
Argentina 27 7 87.3 1,789 1,179 3.9 2.6 13
Luxembourg 28 3 87.6 98 5 15.4 0.9 10 99
Oman 29 6 87.9 717 55 13.7 1.1 44 92
Korea, Rep. 30 12 89.0 6,113 255 11.9 0.5 26 99
Poland 31 4 89.3 3,226 475 8.5 1.3 21 99
Iceland 32 5 89.4 33 5 9.7 1.5 6 99
Malaysia 33 13 89.4 2,501 480 7.6 1.5 16 97
Chad 34 3 89.7 10 545 0.1 3.2 64 46
Germany 35 6 90.2 7,020 534 8.4 0.6 12 99
Czech Republic 36 7 90.2 1,010 124 9.4 1.2 15 99
Belarus 37 8 90.3 625 168 6.6 1.8 16 97
Suriname 38 8 90.6 26 14 4.4 2.3 27 98
Netherlands 39 9 90.7 1,548 173 9.0 1.0 12 99
South Africa 40 4 90.8 4,786 454 8.0 0.8 25 94
Ukraine 41 10 90.9 2,232 630 5.1 1.5 14 94
Mexico 42 9 90.9 4,385 1,451 3.4 1.1 23 99
Japan 43 14 91.0 11,067 211 8.8 0.2 13 99
Estonia 44 11 91.1 139 11 10.5 0.8 6 99
Israel 45 7 91.1 642 121 7.3 1.4 19 99
Serbia 46 12 91.6 547 124 6.3 1.4 25 95
Thailand 47 15 91.7 2,883 847 4.1 1.2 30 99
Bosnia and Herzegovina 48 13 91.8 266 34 8.2 1.0 28 96
Taiwan 49 16 92.0 2,626 0 11.0
Bolivia 50 10 92.1 226 260 1.9 2.2 26 93
Belgium 51 14 92.2 997 82 8.6 0.7 13 99
Norway 52 15 92.5 424 49 7.8 0.9 7 99
Afghanistan 53 17 92.5 107 815 0.3 2.1 55 75
France 54 16 92.6 3,236 583 5.0 0.9 12 99
Guyana 55 11 92.6 24 16 3.0 2.0 23 96
United Kingdom 56 17 92.7 3,699 512 5.4 0.8 10 99
Colombia 57 12 92.9 1,022 771 2.0 1.5 19 98
Italy 58 18 92.9 3,371 437 5.6 0.7 15 99
Spain 59 19 92.9 2,527 399 5.4 0.9 9 99
Denmark 60 20 92.9 321 71 5.5 1.2 10 99
Austria 61 21 92.9 685 67 7.6 0.7 12 99
Botswana 62 5 92.9 63 46 2.6 1.9 25 92
Finland 63 22 93.0 417 42 7.5 0.8 6 99
Greece 64 23 93.0 672 97 6.5 0.9 14 99
Slovenia 65 24 93.2 137 20 6.6 1.0 16 99
Algeria 66 6 93.2 1,717 496 3.9 1.1 35 94
Bulgaria 67 25 93.2 420 69 6.1 1.0 19 99
Mauritius 68 7 93.5 47 19 3.7 1.5 11 99
Romania 69 26 93.5 751 238 3.9 1.2 15 99
Lithuania 70 27 93.5 135 32 5.0 1.2 11 98
Portugal 71 28 93.6 486 113 4.8 1.1 8 99
Turkey 72 8 93.7 4,051 474 4.8 0.6 37 97
Vietnam 73 18 93.8 2,477 880 2.5 0.9 22 97
Singapore 74 19 93.8 389 42 6.6 0.7 17 99
Slovak Republic 75 29 93.9 333 44 6.1 0.8 18 99
Laos 76 20 94.1 328 79 4.5 1.1 21 85
Namibia 77 8 94.1 42 45 1.6 1.7 24 84
Pakistan 78 21 94.1 2,488 1,510 1.1 0.7 59 90
North Macedonia 79 30 94.2 80 25 3.9 1.2 30 98
Latvia 80 31 94.4 83 19 4.4 1.0 12 99
Hungary 81 32 94.6 491 71 5.1 0.7 16 99
Cyprus 82 33 94.6 73 7 6.0 0.6 15 99
Croatia 83 34 94.7 179 38 4.4 0.9 17
Georgia 84 35 94.7 103 52 2.6 1.3 22 97
Panama 85 13 94.8 125 54 2.9 1.2 15 94
Myanmar 86 22 94.9 262 701 0.5 1.3 33 84
Chile 87 14 95.0 843 135 4.4 0.7 24 99
Sudan 88 9 95.0 230 589 0.5 1.3 44 60
Ecuador 89 15 95.1 405 204 2.3 1.1 20 95
Nicaragua 90 16 95.3 55 99 0.8 1.5 22 82
Nigeria 91 10 95.3 1,400 1,279 0.7 0.6 62 78
Angola 92 11 95.3 380 400 1.1 1.2 38 57
Zambia 93 12 95.4 67 274 0.4 1.5 31 65
Bahamas, The 94 17 95.4 20 2 5.0 0.6 17
Mauritania 95 13 95.5 41 68 0.9 1.4 74 72
Egypt 96 14 95.5 2,466 569 2.4 0.6 72 99
Cambodia 97 23 95.6 160 216 1.0 1.3 25 71
Ethiopia 98 15 95.7 163 1,035 0.1 0.9 32 50
Bhutan 99 24 95.7 17 9 2.2 1.1 38 97
Switzerland 100 36 95.8 377 48 4.3 0.6 10 99
Peru 101 18 95.8 545 315 1.6 0.9 31 93
Albania 102 37 95.8 56 32 1.9 1.1 18 95
Tanzania 103 16 95.8 116 656 0.2 1.1 27 61
Papua New Guinea 104 25 96.0 71 114 0.8 1.3 11 45
Guinea 105 17 96.0 32 179 0.2 1.3 53 64
Eswatini 106 18 96.1 10 15 0.8 1.3 20 71
Dominican Republic 107 19 96.1 274 92 2.5 0.8 16 97
Philippines 108 26 96.1 1,443 677 1.3 0.6 21 94
Sweden 109 38 96.1 428 46 4.2 0.5 6 99
Lebanon 110 9 96.2 282 33 4.2 0.5 31 93
Hong Kong 111 27 96.2 415 0 5.5 99
Niger 112 19 96.3 21 299 0.1 1.2 93 47
Nepal 113 28 96.4 139 310 0.5 1.0 82 90
Costa Rica 114 20 96.5 85 48 1.7 0.9 19 99
Lesotho 115 20 96.6 22 23 1.0 1.1 25 72
Mali 116 21 96.6 34 233 0.2 1.1 64 83
Liberia 117 22 96.6 13 62 0.3 1.2 52 75
Armenia 118 39 96.6 60 24 2.0 0.8 34 99
Bangladesh 119 29 96.7 1,022 838 0.6 0.5 63 98
Malta 120 40 96.7 16 2 3.5 0.5 13 99
Jordan 121 10 96.8 261 63 2.5 0.6 33 99
Tunisia 122 23 97.0 310 64 2.6 0.5 33 98
Kyrgyzstan 123 30 97.0 115 50 1.7 0.8 24 92
Moldova 124 41 97.0 60 33 1.5 0.8 14 91
Honduras 125 21 97.1 109 83 1.1 0.8 26 96
Mozambique 126 24 97.2 87 275 0.3 0.9 21 63
Kenya 127 25 97.3 173 403 0.3 0.7 27 62
Morocco 128 26 97.3 719 177 1.9 0.5 28 90
Zimbabwe 129 27 97.4 104 120 0.7 0.8 25 63
Guatemala 130 22 97.5 205 118 1.1 0.6 31 94
Gabon 131 28 97.6 47 11 2.1 0.5 41 85
Uganda 132 29 97.6 55 333 0.1 0.7 43 56
Ghana 133 30 97.7 150 214 0.5 0.7 55 86
Burkina Faso 134 31 97.9 43 156 0.2 0.7 56 47
Jamaica 135 23 97.9 80 8 2.7 0.3 15 91
Congo, Dem. Rep 136 32 97.9 23 490 0.0 0.5 43 46
El Salvador 137 24 98.0 62 40 1.0 0.6 29 98
Senegal 138 33 98.0 98 108 0.6 0.6 60 85
Congo, Rep. 139 34 98.0 35 38 0.6 0.7 43 74
Guinea-Bissau 140 35 98.0 3 16 0.2 0.8 54 59
Tajikistan 141 31 98.1 90 55 0.9 0.6 35 82
Sri Lanka 142 32 98.1 248 100 1.2 0.5 17 92
Madagascar 143 36 98.2 40 178 0.1 0.6 18 53
Gambia 144 37 98.3 6 17 0.2 0.7 58 81
Cameroon 145 38 98.3 76 152 0.3 0.6 65 66
Malawi 146 39 98.5 15 112 0.1 0.6 26 70
Benin 147 40 98.6 80 56 0.6 0.5 42 65
Sierra Leone 148 41 98.6 10 46 0.1 0.6 54 64
Togo 149 42 99.0 33 35 0.4 0.4 46 69
Haiti 150 25 99.0 33 47 0.3 0.4 18 67
Cabo Verde 151 43 99.1 6 1 1.1 0.2 62 89
Yemen, Rep. 152 11 99.3 103 86 0.3 0.3 42 61
Cote d'Ivoire 153 44 99.3 129 66 0.5 0.2 58 71
Comoros 154 45 99.4 3 3 0.3 0.3 15
Rwanda 155 46 99.7 11 29 0.1 0.2 40 60
Burundi 156 47 99.9 6 21 0.1 0.2 37 62



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Total Carbon and Methane expressed in Millions of MtCO2e

Source: World Economics, World Health Organisation, United Nations and World Bank

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Key:
Emissions Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
         100 = Low environmental impact, 0 = High environmental impact.