WWF: Cuba is Only Sustainable Country in World
Not surprisingly to those who’ve followed Cuban environmental policies, of the nations of the world, only Cuba has passed.
A report published by the World Wildlife Foundation(WWF) says that the only country in the world with "sustainable development" is Cuba.
WWF includes in its report a graph that shows two features: the human development index (established by the United Nations) and the "ecological footprint" which shows the per-person energy and resources consumed in each country.
Not surprisingly to those who’ve followed Cuban environmental policies, 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.
"For 20 years we've lived our lives in a way that far exceeds the carrying capacity of the Earth," said Carter S. Roberts Speaking of the countries that did not pass, 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 that indicate the Earth's well being.
Go to WWF Living Planet Report 2006