Slovenia progressing in global sustainable competitiveness

Seoul, 6 December - Slovenia ranks 9th in this year's Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index, up nine spots from the year before. The country fared the best in economic sustainability, where it topped the list of 180 countries. The index is published by SolAbility, a sustainability think-tank based in Switzerland and South Korea.

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The globe.
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Slovenia went from 7th to 4th place in the social capital category, covering health, security, freedom, equality and life satisfaction within a country. In governance efficiency, it gained five spots to rank 9th and in intellectual capital it was up one spot to rank 20th.

The country also improved its standing in resource efficiency & intensity, going from 128th to 87th place, while it retained the 72nd place in natural capital, the category measuring the given natural environment, including the availability of resources, and the level of the depletion of those resources.

Slovenia's overall score went from 54.3 out of 100 points to 56.3 points.

The Nordic countries remain at the top of the list, with Sweden taking the lead for the seventh consecutive year, scoring 60.7 points. It is followed by Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, and Norway. South Sudan, Iraq, Sudan and Syria are at the bottom.

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