UN: Albania, the cleanest country in the region but still has a high rate of pollution deaths
Albania is the cleanest country in the region, and this is what says a new document of the United Nations Organization regarding the level of pollution in the Western Balkans.
In almost every indicator, our country turns out to be the least contaminated site. With about 2.2 tones of carbon dioxide emissions per capita, Albania turns out to be the least polluted region in the region. The same applies to carbon dioxide in relation to the mass of the economy. Even with regard to the ecological footprint that measures the population’s need to get by nature, Albania ranks in the most favorable position in the region.
The PM 2.5 indicator, which is also the number one indicator of air pollution, Albania has the best performance in the region. The chart clearly shows here the difference with the neighbors, but also with the European average of the World Health Organization. However, despite these figures showing the lowest level of pollution in the region, paradoxically, Albania has the second highest level in the region of deaths due to air pollution.
So, in Albania, pollution kills, and even more than our neighbors, though we are cleaner according to the figures of the United Nations.