How eco-friendly is your next port of call?

By Sara Clemence
April 01, 2016
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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