Cuba was recently found to be the most sustainably developed country in the world, according to the Sustainable Development Index.
The index gives countries a human development score by looking at statistics on life expectancy, health and education, by its “ecological overshoot,” the extent to which the per capita carbon footprint exceeds Earth’s natural limits.
Cuba has warned that some of the effects of climate change are irreversible, calling for further global action to prevent an environmental catastrophe.
Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said that 2019 was the second warmest year on record according to World Meteorological Organisation data.
This followed 2016 being ranked as the warmest year showing a rising trend which he explained was due to “record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, endangering life on the planet.”