Researchers from the US universities Yale and Columbia have concluded that Luxembourg is doing very well in terms of environmental performance.

On the "Environmental Performance Index" Luxembourg comes in second, just after Denmark and ahead of Switzerland.

Researchers analysed air and water quality, waste processing, CO2 emissions, and other factors of public health.

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a joint research project by Yale and Columbia on behalf of the World Economic Forum, with the goal being to develop an international environment index. The index is supposed to compare the environmental performances of countries in terms of quantity in order to support successful environmental policies. It is also meant to contribute scientific data to the United Nations' international development goals.


The Top 25 of 2020. The index shows the evolution of points over the years. / © Screenshot / EPI