Qatar ranked 149 out of 151 countries in Happy Planet Index; Ecological footprint weighs it down
Qatar has the worst ecological footprint in the world, and is ranked third worst in the Happy Planet Index (HPI), above only Botswana and Chad.
The HPI is calculated based on three factors: Experienced well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint.
Qatar ranks fairly high in the first two factors (30 and 34 out of 151 countries in total), but comes last on the ecological footprint, which brings it’s overall ranking down.
The HPI indicates “the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The overall index scores rank countries based on their efficiency, how many long and happy lives each produces per unit of environmental output.”
As a resident, how do you rank Qatar on experienced well-being? And are you affected by its poor ecological footprint?