Cuba only country in the world with sustainable development says World Wildlife Fund
Campaign News | Wednesday, 25 October 2006
Cuba is developing without damaging the ecosystem, says report
While the rest of the world is busy destroying the ecosystem, a report published by the World Wildlife Fund claims that the only country in the world with "sustainable development" is Cuba.
WWF includes in its report a graph which shows two features: the human development index (established by the United Nations) and the so-called "ecological footprint" which shows the per person energy and resources consumed in each country.
Surprisingly, only Cuba has passed in both arenas, which is enough to be designated a country that "meets the minimum sensitivity criteria".
The study's authors credit the high level of literacy, long life expectancy and low consumption of energy for this success.
The authors also claim that Latin America is the region that leads in sustainable development.