Five countries can be considered the protectors of the environment

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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.

Second, Portugal:

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.

Third, Uruguay

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.

Fourth, Kenya

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

If there is wrong information or information you want to add tell me in the comments..

What measures does your country take to protect the environment?

Which country considers it your ideal for protecting the environment?

Comments (18)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    17 May 2021

    An excellent example of a post! Full of information and questions for us to discuss. Can you tell us where you found your information?

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    1. global-conversation.png focused_river | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      Tom @ the BNC's comment 17 May 2021

      I got my information by: Reading some publications on BNC, I searched a lot on the Internet and asked many of my relatives who live abroad ..
      It was a useful experience ...

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Caitlin Prasad @ Clifford Chance
    17 May 2021

    Hi focused_river! A great post, and very well researched! I am curious to know: what factors led to you choosing this ranking? In other words, why did you choose to rank Norway as 1, New Zealand as 5, etc?

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    1. global-conversation.png focused_river | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      Caitlin Prasad @ Clifford Chance's comment 17 May 2021

      Thanks for passing by ..
      You have chosen the elite countries in each area, for example, Norway is the highest state production of energy through solar cells, and are at the same time less countries production of emissions of toxic, such as carbon dioxide, as well as Portugal Therefore, since you by placing them in the first place about the countries that contain Electric cars are in second place after Norway because the production of toxic gases per capita in Portugal is slightly more than per capita in Norway, and because the population in Norway has a great awareness of the problem of global warming, and so on ..

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  • Cheam Park logo unique_engineer | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    20 May 2021

    Well done! Can I suggest that these countries aren't really (in my opinion) the protectors of the environment-though you are correct about them being more eco friendly than others-it is not possible for the countries to protect the environment- they atill producing emmisions themselves, let alone other countries (they can not decrease their emmisions either).

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Safia Mirza @ KPMG
      unique_engineer's comment 24 May 2021

      Hi @unique_engineer, you make an interesting point. Do you have any evidence to back up your points of 'they atill producing emmisions themselves, let alone other countries (they can not decrease their emmisions either).'.

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      1. Cheam Park logo unique_engineer | Cheam Park Farm Primary
        Safia Mirza @ KPMG's comment 27 May 2021

        My evidence is that it is not possible for the countries to fully stop their emmisions as they will always need planes, cars or any other nearly-essential thing that requires oil to function, including millitary. When I said "let alone other country's emmisions" I meant that they cannot control other counties - being that they only have leadership of their own nation. A bit of support they CAN do is that nations in the Paris agreement can hand out financial support - to help the other countries afford more eco-friendly structures/more expensive but eco-friendly ways of producing things.
        The sources I used to do with the Paris Agreement were:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_parties_to_the_Paris_Agreement#:~:text=On%201%20April%202016%2C%20the,it%20was%20open%20for%20signature.

        https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement

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  • Cheam Common logo powerful_peach | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    20 May 2021

    Wow. I didn't know most of those facts but I have a question. What if a tourist who has know idea about Kenya's rule carry a plastic bag and they were supposed to be on a nice holiday? It doesn't really make sense. I would suggest that Kenya fined people. It would be more fair. But, to make it more helpful to the environment, they should fine a huge amount for if they fine people who are rich, it may not assist the environment at all.

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  • Preston Manor School sceptical_rock | Preston Manor School
    23 May 2021

    To be honest I didn't except these countries to be in the top 5! Well researched!

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  • Hammond School logo jazzed_beaver | Hammond Junior School C
    24 May 2021

    Well done this is good, some of those countries I know are good for the environment but, like sceptical rock said, some of them I really didn't expect to be - well researched!

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  • global-conversation.png precious_morning | Parbati Ma Vi. | Nepal
    25 May 2021

    Wwow well done!! This post is great 😇

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  • global-conversation.png fairminded_night | Kisaana SS | Uganda
    26 May 2021

    In my opinion, the following countries are real protectors of the environment because all the five countries mentioned have all needs to be the protectors of the environment for example Kenya, it has green environment 🌳🌴 which has plants and itself it can be used in building the back greener oh and protecting the environment and it can be environmental friendly. In my second opinion I also include my country 🇺🇬Uganda the Pearl of Africa. Uganda is called a pearl of 🌍 Africa because it is filled with green vegetation and it's environmental friendly and also it has solar cells. Uganda also has an organization which can help in the conserving and protecting of The Greener . I conclude by saying Uganda must be put or could be considered as the protector of the environment because it has all needs that I needed or that can make it be the protector of the environment and the green pasture .

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  • global-conversation.png attentive_leopard | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    27 May 2021

    The Climate Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in which Nigeria has been it's partners since 2012 gave a report saying "Nigeria's climate has been changing, evident in: increases in temperature; variable rainfall; rise in sea level and flooding; drought and desertification; land degradation; more frequent extreme weather events; affected fresh water resources and loss of biodiversity"
    Nigeria is a large country is in size and population and it has been having a lot of problems such as poverty, unemployment and etc with which environmental pollution is one of them. Nigerians due plenty suffer from environmental pollution because of illiteracy, lack facilities like the dustbins in rural area leading to disposal of dirt indiscriminately by the road side, rivers , drainages and etc, insufficient personnels, insufficient money so some look at cutting down trees and using them as the best source of fuel. And all these problems have greatly contributed to problems we are facing on the country.
    But though with this challenges the government with other non-governmental agencies are working together to try to solve this problems some of them are:
    The government has promised and is working towards restoring 10 million acres of land to restore degraded lands and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
    The Nigerian government is also planning to get electronic cars for it's citizens and making laws which make it suitable to use in the country. And it's expectation is that 2025, 30%of the cars used in Nigeria would be electric.
    The government has also made recycling centers in Nigeria. In new one which was just recently opened making it the 8th in Nigeria.
    The Nigerian is also trying to make it's citizens to start using solar energy as a source of energy.
    After some years to come, I no Nigeria would become a green a country

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