The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organisation’s own assessment of the countries’ press freedom records in the previous year. It intends to reflect the degree of freedom that journalists, news organisations, and netizens have in each country, and the efforts made by authorities to respect this freedom. Having a free press to expose government corruption and ensure the free flow of ideas is obviously crucial to having a good socieity.
1. Norway 2. Finland 3. Sweden 4. Netherlands 5. Denmark
6. Switzerland 7. New Zealand 8. Jamaica 9. Belgium 10. Costa Rica
11. Estonia 12. Portugal 13. Germany 14. Iceland 15. Ireland
16. Austria 17. Luxembourg 18. Canada 19. Uruguay South 20. Suriname
21. Australia 22. American Somoa 23. Namibia 24. Latvia 25. Cape Verde
(The USA is 48th)
The ND-GAIN Country Index is a measurement tool that helps governments, businesses and communities examine risks exacerbated by climate change, such as over-crowding, food insecurity, inadequate infrastructure, and civil conflicts. Free and open source, the Country Index uses 20 years of data across 45 indicators to rank 181 countries annually based on their level of vulnerability, and their readiness to successfully implement adaptation solutions. An array of analytic tools allows users to examine trends, play out scenarios, and investigate components over time. This may be the most important index of all. Here is their 2019 list.
1.Norway 2. New Zealand 3. Finland 4. Sweden 5. Australia
6. Switzerland 7. Denmark 8. Austria 9. Germany 9. Iceland
9. Singapoer 12. UK 13. Canada 14. Luxembourg 15. USA
16. South Korea 17. France 18. Netherlands 19. Slovenia 20. Japan
21. Ireland 22. Czeck Republic 23. Poland 24. Spain 25. Estonia
(Note – I’ve added these two indexes and aggregated their scores with the ones I previously included in my best countries to live in. The revised rankings can be found there.)