The world’s happiest and greenest countries

Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on Earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam. So concluded the World Economic Forum’s Happy Planet Index, which recently released its 2016 ranking of “where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, happy lives.” That neither the U.S. nor any European nations make the top ten may be surprising, but Costa Rica’s winning position is not;

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The world’s happiest and greenest countries

Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on Earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam. So concluded the World Economic Forum’s Happy Planet Index, which recently released its 2016 ranking of “where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, happy lives.” That neither the U.S. nor any European nations make the top ten may be surprising, but Costa Rica’s winning position is not;

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