The problem of global warming is the greatest problem facing the modern century, even more than the Corona virus, because it is a problem that affects the earth in the short and long term, and it can turn the earth into a desert, not just losing water or trees ..
In this topic, I will talk to you about the five best countries in protecting and defending the environment against global warming, which we can consider the green knights of this environment ..
The first country is Norway, which was named the green capital of Europe:
It has considered it one of the best countries that adopt best practices to preserve the planet and the climate, as a culmination of its efforts and pioneering role in the field of preserving the environment. Norway has the highest percentage of electric vehicle ownership in the world, and the government has pledged to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Norwegians know the importance of "life in the open air" and the benefits it has for health and happiness.
The Norwegian capital, Oslo, was named the Green Capital of Europe for 2019, in recognition of its efforts to preserve and develop its waterways, and to invest in programs, cycling routes, public transportation and its innovative projects to combat climate change, by converting carbon emissions into a material thing that can be measured. The municipality also worked to clear the heart of the city of cars.
The municipality has removed all parking spaces from the city since the beginning of last year, to provide more space for bicycles and pedestrians.
Although Norway generates 99 percent of its electrical energy needs from water resources, it is still one of the largest oil-producing and exporting countries, and this matter has sparked widespread debate in political circles.
It is considered one of the strongest countries that adopt best practices to preserve the planet, as Portugal was one of the first countries to invest in developing an integrated network of electric vehicle charging stations, which until recently was free of charge. The government provided a package of incentives and facilities for citizens investing in the field of generating electricity from renewable energy, and opened the doors for them to sell the electricity generated from renewable sources to the electricity distribution network.
Most of its residents own solar panels or pumps to treat rainwater, to be used for irrigation of plants, washing clothes and watering pets.
Every region in Portugal has bins dedicated to recycling and producing compost from food waste. Education also played a major role in encouraging the Portuguese to conserve the environment.
Wind turbines and dams also abound in Portugal to generate electricity.
And the smallest villages in Portugal have more cars than London.
Uruguay adopts social and environmental policies that have qualified it to be at the forefront of South American countries in the index of countries that contribute to preserving the planet and the climate. Uruguay has become a pioneer in generating electricity from renewable energy sources, not only due to the lack of alternative energy sources, but also to preserve the environment.
Today, Uruguay generates about 95 percent of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources, and most of it comes from hydroelectric plants.
Most of the public transportation in most major cities is powered by electricity, and Uruguay intends to operate the Carrasco International Airport in the capital, Montevideo, entirely with solar energy, to be the first airport in Latin America to include a solar power plant.
The Kenyan government has developed a plan to combat climate change, as part of its efforts to protect its agricultural activity, which is the most important tributary of the economy, after the increase in extreme weather and climate phenomena, the frequency of droughts and other repercussions of climate change that the country has suffered in recent years. The plan's goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030.
The Kenyan authorities also imposed a ban on the use of plastic bags to protect their waterways and the environment, describing this ban as the most stringent in the world, as anyone carrying a plastic bag (whether a tourist or a citizen) would be subject to imprisonment or a heavy financial fine. Thanks to this plan and this ban, Kenya is ranked 26th among the countries that adopt best practices in preserving the planet and the climate.
Fifth, New Zealand
New Zealand ranked 39th in the world and first in the East Asia and Pacific region in the Index of Positive Impact on Planet Earth and Climate. This is because New Zealand, whose economy depends on agriculture and tourism, does not compromise in protecting its natural resources.
But New Zealand ranks among the countries in the world with the highest per capita carbon emissions. This is due to the high proportion of methane emissions from the huge sheep and cattle herding sector, as well as emissions from the growing energy sector. This prompted the state to form a coalition of members of parliament from different political parties, to completely eliminate harmful emissions by 2050.
In recent years, the interest of New Zealanders has increased in environmental issues, such as pollution and the doubling of the volume of waste, which were not among the main issues of concern to the New Zealand people, as New Zealand is a relatively sparsely populated country.
There are many other countries that contribute to protecting the environment, preferring to choose a country from every field. I think that these countries should be honored for their contribution to protecting the environment
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