Green Travel

This website was born out of more than 20 years of experience working with the Green Travel Group.


Ron Mader, founder of, has been a long time participant and indeed partner in the overall development of sustainable tourism information online.

The International Ecotourism Society

Megan Epler Wood, founder of the professional membership association The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), has also been instrumental in the parallel process of promoting sustainable tourism both offline and online.

International Institute for Peace Through Tourism

The influence of Louis D’Amore and the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) should also be acknowledged.

UNWTO World Tourism Organization

The UNWTO World Tourism Organization Committee on the Sustainable Development of Tourism is a significant reference point, particularly the work done with the International Year of Ecotourism (2002).

Protected Planet is the new face of the World Database on Protected Areas, a joint initiative between International Union for Conservation of Nature and the UN Environment Program World Conservation Monitoring Center.

International Network of Museums for Peace

The International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) is a worldwide network of peace museums, peace gardens and other peace related sites, centres and institutions that share in the same desire to build a global culture of peace.

International National Trusts Organisation

The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is an international network of National Trusts and similar non governmental organisations, united by a shared commitment to conserving and sustaining heritage.

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) was founded to create and support an international network of indigenous individuals and groups dedicated to tourism development.

Peace Parks Foundation

Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (peace parks).

Global Network of National Geoparks

The Geoparks initiative was launched by UNESCO in response to the perceived need for an international initiative that recognizes sites representing an earth science interest.

Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development

The Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI) unites tourism stakeholders from around the world to promote the development, operation and marketing of tourism in a sustainable way.

Ocean Health Index

The Ocean Health Index is a comprehensive new measure that scores ocean health from 0-100.

Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality

The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities.

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

The mission of International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is to create value for LGBT travelers and expand LGBT tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact.

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF International is a network of national organizations that help volunteers to live and learn on organic properties.

Happy Planet Index

Happy Planet Index uses global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and ecological footprint to calculate gross national happiness.

Environmental Vulnerability Index

The Environmental Vulnerability Index is designed to be used with economic and social vulnerability indices to provide insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries.

International Obesity Task Force

International Obesity Task Force is a research-based think tank of international obesity experts and represents the advocacy arm of the International Association for the Study of Obesity.

International Social Tourism Organisation

The International Social Tourism Organisation promotes access to tourism for all, and more particularly for low-income population groups.

Seven Seas Cruising Association

Seven Seas Cruising Association is the oldest and largest worldwide organization supporting the liveaboard cruising lifestyle.

The Long Riders’ Guild

The Long Riders’ Guild is the world’s first international association of equestrian explorers.

Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, And Degazettement monitors protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD).

Global Environment Facility Non-Governmental Organization Network

The GEF-NGO Network is made up of GEF-accredited organizations who work in environment and sustainable development.

Overseas Security Advisory Council – Bureau of Diplomatic Security

OSAC, Overseas Security Advisory Council – Bureau of Diplomatic Security – US Department of State, provides detailed crime and safety reports for countries of the world.

Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index

Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report – World Economic Forum) is a measurement of the factors that make it attractive to develop business in the travel and tourism industry of individual countries.

Climate Change Performance Index

The CCPI evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 56 major countries, on the basis of standardised criteria.

Glossary of Climate Change Terms

United States Environmental Protection Agency Glossary of Climate Change Terms.

Other Sources

Open Sources


List of international rankings: Environment:

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