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How eco-friendly is your next port of call?

Sara Clemence

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

Finland
Iceland
Sweden
Denmark
Slovenia

Very Improved: Countries that Have Gotten Much Greener Since 1996

Comoros
Kuwait
São Tomé and Príncipe
Egypt
Djibouti

Losing Ground: The Biggest Declines in Performance over the Last Decade

Suriname
Singapore
Uzbekistan
Seychelles
Myanmar

Source: Environmental Performance Index, 2016 Release

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