Environmental Quality looks at the extent to which the natural environment enhances human welfare. Attributes of environmental quality such as clean air and water bring immediate health and wellbeing benefits.
Indicators – air pollution levels, % population with convenient access to drinking water
Eastern Europe improved its environmental quality more than any other region in the last decade, through reductions in air pollution. The world’s fastest 12 improving nations for air quality since 2007 are all Eastern European, led by Ukraine.