How eco-friendly is your next port of call?
You can be an environmentally conscious traveler anywhere in the world. But if you want intel on which countries are the most eco-friendly, look to the global Environmental Performance Index. Every two years a consortium led by Yale University crunches scientific data to rank states on air quality, biodiversity, climate impact, and other measures. Some highlights of the 2016 results.
Green Machines: The Top Five Performers
Very Improved: Countries that Have Gotten Much Greener Since 1996
São Tomé and Príncipe
Losing Ground: The Biggest Declines in Performance over the Last Decade
Source: Environmental Performance Index, 2016 Release