Chile is first in sustainability in Latin America and 28 in the world, according to Cambridge | National

CONTEXT | Pedro Cerda | UNO Agency


We even outperform rich and developed nations like the United States, Australia, and Italy.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Ministry of the Environment celebrated that Chile has been in first place in Latin America in the 2020 Sustainable Development ranking, work led by economist Jeffrey Sachs and published by the University of Cambridge.

Worldwide, our country was ranked 28 of this measurement that analyzes the progress of nations with respect to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda established by the UN.

Specifically, Chile achieved a total score of 77.4, exceeding the regional average. Below us were Costa Rica (75.1), Uruguay (74.3) and Ecuador (74.3). We even outperform developed nations such as the United States, Australia, and Italy.

“We are promoting an agenda that allows us to move forward steadily in the transformation of Chile towards a low-emission and climate-resilient economy, which improves people’s quality of life. While still we still have to move forward, this report shows that we are on the right track “said Carolina Schmidt, minister of the branch.

The five best average performances in the country were achieved in SDG 1, 4, 6, 7 and 13, the latter three being (SDG 6 “Clean water and sanitation”, ODS 7 “Affordable and clean energy” and ODS 13 “Climate action”), strongly related to the environmental dimension.

Ministry of the Environment


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