Editorial & Advertiser Disclosure Global Banking And Finance Review is an independent publisher which offers News, information, Analysis, Opinion, Press Releases, Reviews, Research reports covering various economies, industries, products, services and companies. The content available on globalbankingandfinance.com is sourced by a mixture of different methods which is not limited to content produced and supplied by various staff writers, journalists, freelancers, individuals, organizations, companies, PR agencies Sponsored Posts etc. The information available on this website is purely for educational and informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any of the information provided at globalbankingandfinance.com with respect to your individual or personal circumstances. Please seek professional advice from a qualified professional before making any financial decisions. Globalbankingandfinance.com also links to various third party websites and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of the information provided by third party websites. Links from various articles on our site to third party websites are a mixture of non-sponsored links and sponsored links. Only a very small fraction of the links which point to external websites are affiliate links. Some of the links which you may click on our website may link to various products and services from our partners who may compensate us if you buy a service or product or fill a form or install an app. This will not incur additional cost to you. A very few articles on our website are sponsored posts or paid advertorials. These are marked as sponsored posts at the bottom of each post. For avoidance of any doubts and to make it easier for you to differentiate sponsored or non-sponsored articles or links, you may consider all articles on our site or all links to external websites as sponsored . Please note that some of the services or products which we talk about carry a high level of risk and may not be suitable for everyone. These may be complex services or products and we request the readers to consider this purely from an educational standpoint. The information provided on this website is general in nature. Global Banking & Finance Review expressly disclaims any liability without any limitation which may arise directly or indirectly from the use of such information.

People from Mozambique are the greenest in the world

  • In time for the World Environmental Health Day on 26th September, new research from price comparison site MoneySuperMarket explores international approaches to sustainable energy.
  • Britain has a greener population than France, Germany and the United States, but still only ranks 53rd
  • Mozambique, Ethiopia and Zambia use almost 100 per cent green energy from local hydropower.

As research into climate change continues, it only ever becomes clearer that greenhouse gases, waste products, and deforestation are all having a major effect on the welfare of our planet. And despite the rise in recycling rates and sustainable energy usage, we’re still far from our targets as a planet.

Research from energy comparison experts MoneySuperMarket details how countries around the world are tackling climate issues through their sources of energy, their local waste, and how much deforestation occurs – as well as air pollution, energy consumption, and numerous other factors.

Green Africa

Mozambique residents cause the least impact on the world’s climate, using almost 100 per cent green and sustainable energy, creating almost no waste, and producing almost no carbon dioxide. They do, however, fail to treat any local wastewater, which may have adverse effects on the local environment as well as their own health.

Other top countries included:

  1. Ethiopia– While Ethiopia’s energy consumption is markedly lower than Mozambique’s – 1.75 Btu/capita/year compared with 8.9 for Mozambique – their waste production and exposure to pollutant PM2.5 particles are both higher.
  2. Zambia – Unlike the top two countries, Zambia treats a portion of their wastewater – 4.2 per cent of it. However, pollutant particles and energy consumption are significantly higher, making this only the third greenest population.
  3. Latvia– Latvia has the highest proportion of wastewater treated in the top five, with only 5.8 per cent going untreated. Energy consumption is, however, vastly higher, at 74 Btu/capita/year, and green energy is much lower at only 68 per cent of all energy used.
  4. Kenya – Kenya ranks among the greenest countries in the world – but compared with the rest of the top five, green energy usage is comparatively low and pollutant particles are high – as are CO2 production and waste produced.

British Energy

Britons use 57 per cent less energy than Americans – and British energy is 77 per cent greener. The green initiative also beats that of France and Germany – but despite the European comparisons, Britain only managed to rank 53rd out of 102 overall. This comes as a result of high treatment of polluting wastewater, but a comparatively low 22 per cent of UK energy being green.

The French approach to energy is slightly worse, with green power at a low-ranking 17 per cent of their total usage, and they generate seven per cent more daily waste per person than the British public.

High Human Impact

Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, uses more energy per person than anywhere else –only 0.23 per cent of which is green. The Caribbean country also produces a remarkably high 37.1 tonnes of CO2 per person each year – 118 per cent more than the United States.

Sustainable Practices

There’s still much that can be learnt from the countries towards the top of the rankings – many, like Mozambique, Ethiopia and Zambia, use nearly 100 per cent green energy, relying in particular on hydropower to provide energy for their citizens.

Adopting green energy on an individual level can be difficult or expensive. But a more practical approach for someone looking to reduce their effects on the climate can turn their attention instead to their waste production, and what they do with that waste. Many of the highest-ranked countries produce minimal waste, while others have a strong approach to recycling.

For more information on the world’s greenest and most damaging populations, find the full study on the MoneySuperMarket website here.