Ireland’s come 21st out of 146 countries in an environmental sustainability index put together by Yale and Columbia Universities. However the Friends of Irish Environment argued that this position was falsely inflated, and masked a deterioration in air quality, land use, waste management and greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. This is one to keep an eye on for future years.
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