An approach to sustainable development: the case of Cuba

  title={An approach to sustainable development: the case of Cuba},
  author={Juan Jos{\'e} Cabello and Dunia Pantoja Garc{\'i}a and Alexis Sagastume and Rosario Priego and Luc Hens and Carlo Vandecasteele},
  journal={Environment, Development and Sustainability},
This paper analyzes the Cuban model of sustainable development and explains the causes that made Cuba the only country that meets the conditions of sustainability according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Human Development Index has three main components: quality of life (health indicator measured as life expectancy at birth), knowledge (education indicator measured as adult literacy) and the standard of life (economic indicator measured by the Gross Domestic Income). This paper… 

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