From Radio Vaticana:The Standard Ethics independent rating agency has announced it has elevated the Standard Ethics Rating (SER) attributed to Vatican City State from “EE-” to “EE.”
The Standard Ethics Rating is a benchmarking tool on sustainability, social responsibility, governance and environment.
The sustainability ratings issued by Standard Ethics are the result of statistical and scientific work carried out to take a snapshot of the economic world in relation to ethical principles promoted by large international organisations.
The ratings are (good to bad) EEE; EEE-; EE+; EE; EE-; E+; E; E-
According to the Standard Ethics website:
When evaluating countries, Standard Ethics favors those Nations that are governed by regimes with proven democracy and meet the highest requirements in terms of human rights, environmental legislation and policies, relations with developing countries, sustainability of economic structures, substantial and formal level of democracy; and security policy.
For the purpose of comparison,
Vatican City: EE
United Kingdom: EEE-
United States: EEE-
So, since everybody knows that the USA is extremely wasteful and polluting and the primary contributor to global -]cooling/-] -]warming/-] -]climate change/-] climate instability, then I question the validity of the ratings (since the US got a higher rating than Canada or Belgium…which are both far superior to the US).