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Switzerland (2) vs. France (7)

Green Cup winner:  Switzerland

Analysis: France made it to the Green Cup final with a fantastic overall environmental health score. However, it should put in extra practice time to cut back on air pollution if it’s ever going to reach the top. Switzerland rode its world-class overall environmental health score and stellar overall ecosystem vitality score to the top of the Green Cup world. To stay there it’ll need to boost air quality and lower their greenhouse gas emissions per capita to stay competitive with countries looking to pass them up four years from now.