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 Kuwait.

Under the advancing climate crisis, Kuwait is set to suffer from higher temperatures, higher airborne dust and sand falling ratio, increased frequency of sandstorms, lack of seasonal rains, limited water resources, increased desertification and a decline in vegetation cover. 

Under its commitment to the Paris Agreement, Kuwait intends to move to a low carbon equivalent economy through the implementation of various projects. It has not quantified its commitments. 

Kuwait plans to produce clean fuel, construct new, low- emitting refineries to replace ageing ones, improve energy efficiency from municipal solid waste, generate more energy from renewable sources and build railway projects that link ports of Kuwait. 

Kuwait contributes 0.3% to global emissions and it cites this as a reason that more ambitious climate action will not be taken.

Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Kuwait

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

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Kuwait Rankings – Policy: 11, Pollution: 61, Climate Change: N/A, Oceans: 84, Biodiversity: 117, Energy: 37, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 55.