Denmark ranked number one in clean technology

Global Cleantech Innovation ranking challenges Shakespearian myth that there is something rotten in the state of Denmark

The Global Cleantech Innovation Index ranks Denmark as the country currently providing the best conditions for cleantech (eco-friendly) technology. Israel, Sweden, Finland and the US round out the list’s top five.

"Coming Clean: The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2012" is the first ranking of its kind, compiled by the CleanTech Group and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

A total of 38 countries were assessed, based on 15 indicators relating to the manufacture and commercialisation of cleantech start-ups. The study measured the potential of each country – in relation to its economic size – in order to produce entrepreneurial cleantech start-up companies and commercialise clean technology innovations over the next 10 years.

“This index shows that several countries are on the right track, but clearly much more needs to be done if we are to properly address climate change and achieve a transition towards a global 100 percent renewable future,” Samantha Smith, leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, said.

Download a copy of the index.