Welcome to the Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index, where Earth.Org examines the policies and actions regarding the environment of every nation on earth. Combining the most respected global indexes on pollution, climate change, policy, energy, oceans, biodiversity we have produced an overall Global Index, which will be updated annually. This is the Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Armenia. 

Armenia is a landlocked, mountainous country with high vulnerability to climate change, with increased temperatures and decreased rainfall threatening the country with drought. As a developing country recovering from deep economic crisis, energy blockage and conflict, Armenia’s main challenge is to ensure economic growth and its population’s well-being. Nonetheless it has committed to the global effort for climate change mitigation by submitting its Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement. 

Armenia is only responsible for 0.017% of global emissions but has pledged to reduce the projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions growth that will inevitably come with projected growth. This will hinge on financial and technological support from the international community, allowing it to develop renewable energy infrastructure and nuclear power generation. 

Crucial to Armenia’s future is building resilience to climate change. Water shortages predicted by different climate scenarios hit the country in 2014 and 2015 which could become more frequent in light of expected drops in precipitation. Its strategy for sustainable development relies mainly on ecosystem management and forestry, as this area suffered greatly during an energy crisis in the 1990s. 

Armenia global sustainabillity index

* Our Climate Change Ranking considers this country’s efforts/impact toward climate change insufficient and thus has not ranked it.

** Our Energy ranking considers emission intensity (units of energy per unit of GDP). When one or both are low enough to make their influence negligible on a global scale, the country is left out of the ranking.

*** Armenia has no coast or naval activity.

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Armenia Rankings – Policy: 128, Pollution: 168, Climate Change: N/A, Oceans: N/A, Biodiversity: 16, Energy: N/A, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 190.