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Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal, the minister for the environment announced a few weeks ago that in a recent study by Yale Univerisity has ranked the Dominican Republic the 33rd greenest country in the world. The study used an Environmental Performance Index (EPI) evaluated carbon and sulphur emissions, water purity and conservation practices, to rank the countries.
Fernandez said: “To be among the world’s top 35 greenest countries is a recognition of the efforts by non-government and government organizations, academies and the Dominican people to benefit the environment and natural resources.”
He recognized however that it also represents “a challenge because from now on it’s necessary to improve that position.”
Source: Dominican Today