The United States ranks last in almost every indicator. 

Environmental Sustainability

COLOR CODING
GreenRanked first for statistic
RedRanked last for statistic
 Environmental Performance IndexBiodiversity: EPI
Expenditure on Env. Protection2018 Score2018 RankEcologic FootprintSteel trap bannedBiodiversity ScoreFisheries ScoreForestry Score
Australia0.8874.12216.6No84.6458.4810.54
Canada72.18257.7No83.2042.2311.57
Denmark0.4181.6036.9Yes94.4850.7512.74
France0.9583.9524.5Yes96.2557.7125.08
Germany0.6178.37134.9Yes96.9247.7134.99
Italy0.8976.96164.4Yes94.1037.9930.96
Japan1.1874.69204.5Yes90.3436.7937.89
Netherlands1.3575.46184.9Yes80.1334.6035.79
Norway0.9377.49145.6Yes88.9668.7322.08
Sweden0.3180.5156.4Yes81.0053.765.53
United Kingdom0.7379.8964.4Yes96.6942.166.90
United States0.0071.19278.1No70.9357.588.84

SOURCES

Column One: OECD
Percent of GDP, 2016 for all countries except Australia, 2015, and Canada.
Environmental Performance Index, 2018 (columns 2 – 3)
Ecological Footprint: Living Planet Index

Ecological Footprint per person in global hectares (gha). Measures how much demand human consumption places on the biosphere. 2016.

Steel jaw leg-hold trap

The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center. 2016.

Born Free USA
Biodiversity and Habitat

Biodiversity: Environmental Protection Index. Indicators include marine protected area, terrestrial biome protection, species protection index, protected area representativeness index, and species habitat. 2018.

Fisheries

The EPI utilizes two indicators, fish stock status and regional marine trophic index, to evaluate country performance in fisheries management. 2018.

Forestry

Indicator based on tree cover loss. 2018.

NOTES

“Freshwater fishes and other threatened but overlooked biodiversity must be new flagships for conservation” Mike Baltzer

March 12, 2019.
Out of at least 15,000 species of fish, one-third are considered to be under threat of extinction and there are many more species that have not been accessed. Conservation organizations are calling for more focus on neglected species.