Seoul, 12 November (STA) - Slovenia lost one spot in the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index rankings this year to rank 10th among 180 countries according to the gauge published by SolAbility, a sustainability think-tank based in Switzerland and South Korea.
Slovenia's overall score went from 56.3 out of 100 points to 55.7 points, with the country again topping the economic sustainability ranking, which "reflects the ability to generate wealth through sustainable and inclusive economic development".
It fared poorest when it comes to natural capital (88th place) and resource efficiency (87th), while also doing extremely well in terms of social capital, where it ranks fourth, and reasonable well in the intellectual capital (20th) and governance performance (14th) categories.
Scandinavia continues to top the Sustainable Competitiveness Index: of the top six spots, five are Scandinavian, while only one country in the top 20, Japan in 12th place, is not European. Sweden keeps topping the Index, scoring 59.6 points this time. The average was 43.3 points.