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Estonian ministry moves to defend environmental reputation


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In an attempt to improve the reputation of investment in Estonia, the country's Ministry of Environment has moved to have its own say on recent figures which suggested the country had a poor environmental record.

Research from Yale University placed Estonia 54th out of 132 nations in the 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), on the strength of legislation related to natural resources and pollution.

However, the ministry claims that despite dropping to the position from 27th five years ago, things aren't quite as bad as they seem with renewable energy as a source for electricity production growing well.   

Brita Merisalu, spokesperson for the ministry, told ERR News: "Most of those data are no longer up to date. Unfortunately, this study has not yet taken into account the substantial investments in decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and saving resources that have been made in recent years."

The Pilot Trend Environment Performance Index placed Estonia 128th - not far from Russia, which tied up last place with 132nd with Latvia placed in first.

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