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 San Marino.

The Republic of San Marino, located in an enclave in central Italy, is one of the smallest and least populous countries in the world, with an area of 61.19 km2 and around 34,000 inhabitants. Despite its very small influence on the global stage, San Marino’s government joined the climate mitigation efforts of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), committing itself to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Based on small and medium enterprises, it has well-developed financial and tourism sectors, and relatively high per-capita emissions. Entirely dependent on external imports for fuel and energy production, its strategy to cut emissions is to improve energy efficiency in buildings while developing infrastructure for solar power generation.

San Marino Global sustainability 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.

*** Afghanistan has no coast or naval activity.

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