China was ranked 87th in the 2012 global environment competitiveness study conducted by the Fujian Normal University, China News Service reported Thursday. Switzerland, Germany and Norway took the top spots among 133 countries and regions, the report said. New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Costa Rica, Austria, the UK and France took the fourth to tenth spots. The 2012 scoring was generally low, with the highest score being 58.7 and the lowest at 49.6, while the average score was 49.6. China scored 48, lower than the average, the report said. The study was supported by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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