Answer:India has been placed at131strank out of 180 countries.
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A Commission convened by World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet
- The commission has released a report named: “A Future for the World’s Children?’’
India specific findings
- India stands 77th (sustainability index) and is at 131ston a ranking that measures
- India has improved in health and sanitation but has to increase its spending on health.
- The report finds that the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push heavily processed fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at them.
- The children in Norway, Korea and the Netherlands have the best chance at survival and well-being, while children in the Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Niger and Mali face the worst odds.
- The world-wide number of obese children and adolescents has increased from 11 million in 1975 to 124 million in 2016 — an 11-fold increase, with dire individual and societal costs.
- While the poorest countries need to do more to support their children’s ability to live healthy lives, excessive carbon emissions — disproportionately from wealthier countries — threaten the future of all children.
- If global warming exceeds 4°C by 2100 in line with current projections, it would lead to devastating health consequences for children, due to rising ocean levels, heatwaves, proliferation of diseases like malaria and dengue and malnutrition.
- The only countries on track to beat the CO2 emission per capita targets by 2030, while also performing fairly (within the top 70) on child flourishing measures are: Albania, Armenia, Grenada, Jordan, Moldova, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vietnam.