Berlin (UNA-OIC) – The Sultanate of Oman took the lead among Middle East countries in the Expat Sustainable Living Index 2020 issued by German network InterNations and published on its website.
The concept of sustainable living denotes the conservation of the world of nature and responsible use of natural resources in a manner that ensures air quality, water cleanliness and the use of low-pollution renewable energy.
The Sultanate occupied the 21st global position in the said index, which the German network explained it has prepared on the basis of exploring foreigners’ opinions about the best sustainable living destinations through a survey of the availability of goods, green services in countries of residence or the ones that the expats visit, as well as the extent to which they think the local government supports environment protection policies and the foreigners’ satisfaction with the natural environment and air quality.
Finland took first place internationally, followed by Sweden, Norway, Austria and Switzerland.
InterNations’ interview covered more than 15,000 people in 1818 countries around the world. It reaffirmed that the rating classifies levels of personal satisfaction about a number of environment and sustainability factors, including air quality, natural environment, water, hygiene, availability of goods, green services, energy supplies, national waste management, infrastructure of recycling, government environment policies and the population’s attention to environment issues.