The environment is featuring highly on agendas around the world. Of course, the high-profile arrival of Greta Thornberg is certainly helping to highlight the current environmental crisis and the fact that it is possible to travel without leaving a massive carbon trail.
As an average person, it can be difficult to think that you can make a difference, or even to have the time to travel by slower, environmentally friendly methods. But, the truth is that everyone can find a way to enjoy multistop travel, sustainable and enjoyable.
That’s why you need to take a few minutes to evaluate where you should be going on your next vacation. With a little planning, you can indulge in sustainable multistop travel that will be the best vacation you’ve ever had!
Here are 5 destinations that are working hard to tackle environmental issues. Visit them in one sustainable multistop travel trip, or visit them individually, the choice is yours.
According to the Environmental Performance Index, these are the top 5 places in the world at making positive environmental decisions and enforcing them.
It’s worth noting that the EPI report is only done every two years, the above countries were top in 2018, they may still be top in 2020. But, even if they’ve dropped down the rankings it’s likely this is because other countries are trying harder, not because these countries have changed tactics.
In other words, they’re a safe bet if you’re looking for an environmentally aware destination.
How The Report Is Created
The EPI looks at data from every country in the world. It assesses the air quality, presence of heavy metals, number of forests, fisheries, agricultural resources, and even how the water resources are collected and allocated.
It even looks at how the water is treated and the array of habitats and biodiversity available. Of course, it also verifies the level of air pollution and efforts to reduce the production of toxins.
In short, it’s a thorough report that shows you which countries are really trying to tackle the environmental issues facing the whole world.
The EPI report gives Switzerland an 87.42 score. In fact, the water sanitation was 99.99 and water resources 99.67. It came second for air pollution and climate, as well as energy, but it was enough to secure the top spot.
France followed closely behind with 83.95, Denmark achieved a respectable 81.60, Malta 80.8, and Sweden squeezed into 5th place with 80.51, still an impressive result.
If you’re looking for a green destination, and a sustainable multistop travel trip, then you should start with one of these top 5 countries. At the least, you’ll be making sure your voice counts.