Jordan falls 33 places in Environmental Performance Index

Garbage is seen strewn on the ground next to overflowing waste containers in an Amman neighborhood in this undated photo. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — The 2022 Environmental Performance Index report saw Jordan ranked as 81st in the world ranking, 33 positions down, and ranked second place among Arab countries. Jordan’s decline in the measurement indicators of the report over the past 10 years is under consideration, having fallen to 7.8 points compared with the 2020 report, where it achieved the highest points of 11.2, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

Jordan has clearly deteriorated, ranking 49 globally in health impacts and vulnerability to environmental hazards, and ranked 46 in air quality, 62 in sewage water treatment, 76 in climate change, and 155 in biodiversity.

Unfortunately, Jordan maintained the low ranking of the agriculture index, where it was ranked 139 and heavy metal lead contaminants 95 and ranked 47 globally in drinking water and sanitation. However, Jordan did make progress in waste management where it ranked 72.

This year’s report is characterized by new measures that have an impact on how states cope with climate change as well as the addition of recycling and plastic pollution of the oceans under the waste management umbrella, indicators of polluting gas emissions (nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide), and organic gas emissions.

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