Rainbows over Costa Rica

Interest piece in the Guardian, Costa Rica is world’s greenest, happiest country

Costa Rica is the greenest and happiest country in the world, according to a new list that ranks nations by combining measures of their ecological footprint with the happiness of their citizens.

The HPI measures how much of the Earth’s resources nations use and how long and happy a life their citizens enjoy as a result. First calculated in 2006, the second edition adds data on almost all the world’s countries and now covers 99% of the world’s population.

New Economics Foundation

  • The Happy Planet Index

    Costa Rica is doing it right. Consequently they have better rainbows.

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