We Analyzed Recent Developments And Rated 10 Largest Economies On Their Scope For Eco Architecture.

Updated: Oct 2


Where can professionals build their career in Eco Architecture
Where can professionals build their career in Eco Architecture

Are you a frequent reader of news articles that cover climate change and state brain-damaging facts? Well, if you are! You know we are living in the decade of realization. Climate change has never been so evident before. Countries like India, Spain & many others are facing extreme heatwaves, even causing food shortages globally. However, we also can't neglect the efforts put into by various industries to resolve the problem. One of them is the Architectural world. Designers have already started working on the sustainable pact. We at Simplykalaa are committed to sharing the recent developments with you. And while doing so, we came across various indexes, your questions on social media, and the future of this Eco Architecture.


Before heading to the results, you can go through the different points we relied upon to formulate this study.


Important indexes into consideration.

Which countries are meeting their Paris Agreement goals?

Which countries are most aware of the climate change threat? Inflation.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification. Population growth.

Score Analysis.

Moreover, only the ten largest economies are in the discussion for a better comparison.

Country

GDP (US$ million)

USA

25,346,805

China

19,911,593

Japan

4,912,147

Germany

4,256,540

India

3,534,743

United Kingdom

3,376,003

France

2,936,702

Canada

2,221,218

Italy

2,058,330

Brazil

1,833,274

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the basics, we should get going.



Important Indexes Into Consideration To Understand The Demand For Eco Architecture.


1. Air Quality Index (2018 To 2021).


The air we breathe is undoubtedly the most crucial component in determining the environment of any place or country. While the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland) commonly dominate this index, for this study, the most polluted and the least polluted countries among the ten biggest economies are India And Canada.


The ones that have bettered this index (the most) in the recent years are- Japan followed by China.

Country

2021

2020

2019

2018

Percentage Change Between 2018 & 2021

USA

10.3

9.6

9

9.1

+ 13.18%

China

32.6

34.7

39.1

41.2

- 20.88%

Japan

9.1

9.8

11.4

`12

- 24.17%

Germany

10.6

10.1

11

13

- 18.47%

India

58.1

51.9

58.1

72.5

- 19.87%

United Kingdom

8.8

8.3

10.5

10.8

- 18.52%

France

11.4

11.1

12.3

13.2

- 13.64%

Canada

8.5

7.3

7.7

7.9

+ 7.59%

Italy

15.2

18.5

17.1

14.9

+ 2.01%

Brazil

13.6

14.2

15.8

16.3

- 16.57%


2. Forest Fires (2021).


An unfortunate index that uncovers multiple ecological problems of the country, even the government response. The year 2021 sparked numerous headlines about wildfires and the amount of damage to the financial and environmental sectors. However, the country which was most affected by it was India (345,989), followed by Brazil (184,081).



3. Green Future Index (2022).


It is a calculation to learn the low-carbon future readiness of different counties. The ones that have bettered the most are Japan and United Kingdom.


Below is the table that shows how the countries performed.

Country

2022

2021

Rank Change

USA

21

40

-21

China

26

45

-19

Japan

19

60

-41

Germany

8

11

-3

India

42

21

+21

United Kingdom

4

17

-13

France

7

4

+3

Canada

15

14

+1

Italy

17

22

-5

Brazil

34

32

+2


4. Environmental Performance Index (2020).


According to their website, it provides the quantitative basis for comparing, analyzing, and understanding the environmental performance of 180 countries. It is an outcome of 32 indicators into 11 issue categories and two policy objectives. The nation with the most improvement in ranking is France, followed by the United Kingdom.


According to the report they published in 2020, this is how the nations performed.


Country

2020

2014

Rank Change

USA

24

33

-9

China

120

118

+2

Japan

12

26

-14

Germany

10

6

+4

India

168

155

+13

United Kingdom

4

12

-8

France

5

27

-22

Canada

20

24

-4

Italy

20

22

-2

Brazil

55

77

-22



5. Water Quality Index.


The availability of water is an indicator of any development within a country. Evaluation of the same data reveals that most of these countries have more than 10% of the population living in absolute water scarcity. While it worsens in countries like the United Kingdom, China, and Brazil, it is also a relief in France and Germany.


Country

Population In Percentage

USA

15.58

China

22.52

Japan

18.03

Germany

1.45

India

18.57

United Kingdom

23.42

France

1.99

Canada

16.85

Italy

13.66

Brazil

25.67

The data we have relied upon so far gives us an understanding of present and future circumstances within these countries. While improvement has to bring upon everywhere, the countries that require eco architecture and development more than anyone else are India, Brazil, and China.


Which Countries Are Meeting Their Paris Agreement Goals?


On 12 December 2015, a legally binding international treaty on climate change was signed by 196 countries at COP 21 in Paris. The five-year-long cycle aims to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.


For the same, countries are laying down a scientifically focussed framework with the help of each other in various departments.


The report will be assessed in 2024 by each participating nation. But for the starters, we already have a list of the countries working hard to ensure they meet the demands.



The Climate Action Tracker publishes the goals and projected achievements based on the governance put in action until 2030. Through the readily available data, we come to know that The EU and the United Kingdom are on track to achieve the 2 degrees Celsius goal.

Brazil and China will meet the 3 degrees Celsius goal.


The country (among the ten largest economies) doing well under its promises is India, with a projection to achieve the 2 degrees goal.


However, the expectations will not meet in Japan, USA, and Canada.


This data helped us understand the positive or negative attitudes of governments in these countries. It is an important aspect to learn where it will be easier for sustainability to build a solid ground.


Which Countries Are Meeting Their Paris Agreement Goals
Which Countries Are Meeting Their Paris Agreement Goals

Which Countries Are Most Aware Of The Climate Change Threat?


A study published in Nature Climate Change reveals how the population in different parts of the world responds to climate change.


It uses answers across 119 countries, the largest survey ever held for the purpose.


The map interactively distributes the countries and helps us understand how the future of eco architecture will form.


Which countries are most aware of the climate change
Which countries are most aware of the climate change?

While the awareness and awareness of threat vary greatly, for the study, we are relying upon the latter.


Brazil, Italy, and Japan are among the most aware countries of the top 10 largest economic groups.



Inflation.


Inflation, for economists, is one of the most crucial points to learning the financial independence of a region. While the pandemic and the recent developments are responsible for it globally, we put in the comparison of 2019 and 2022 inflation.


It helps us understand the future possibilities of designers to work upon the idea of eco architecture.


China tops the list with a negative inflation increase (when compared).


Country

Inflation (2019)

Inflation (2022)

Percentage Increase

USA

1.81%

8.3%

358.56%

China

2.9%

2.1%

-27.58%

Japan

0.47%

0.98%

108.51%

Germany

1.35%

7.4%

448.14%

India

4.76%

6.95%

46%

United Kingdom

1.79%

9.0%

402.79%

France

1.3%

4.08%

211.84%

Canada

1.95%

5.7%

192.30%

Italy

0.63%

6%

852.38%

Brazil

3.73%

11.30%

202.94%

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification.


LEED is a certification for eco architecture design, construction, and operations.


According to the list released by USGBC for 2021, China has the most LEED projects followed by Canada and India.


However, the USA which is not on the list is the biggest market for the same.


LEED 2021 USGBC List
LEED 2021 USGBC List