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Cuba only country with sustainable dvlpment: WWF

Last Updated: Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 00:00

Washington, Oct 26: A report
published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) claims that the
only country in the world with "sustainable development" is
Cuba.

The 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 areas, 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.

That generalisation is a little bit far-fetched, however,
comments alternative US website vivirlatino.Com.

"For 20 years we`ve lived our lives in a way that far
exceeds the carrying capacity of the earth," said Carter S
Roberts, president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund on
presenting the report.

The living planet report 2006 was released globally
Monday from Beijing, China, and carries data indices which
indicate the earth`s well-being.

First Published: Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 00:00

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