environmental sustainability (2)

The world's environmental grades have been posted by Yale University. So, which countries are really "walking the talk" with their national environmental policies and actions?

Costa Rica is home to thousands of butterflies like this Morpho at PortasolEuropean nations are at the top of the world class, with a lone contender from the Americas – Costa Rica, placing 5th best in the world for its environmental performance, according to the recent Environmental Performance Index (EPI) released by the Yale University Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Columbia Uni

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Connecting poverty eradication and environmental sustainability is the "make or break" for the world's future, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In this realm, small countries such as Costa Rica can rise to be world leaders.

"Small countries can pick up new ideas for sustainable development more quickly than large countries. Costa Rica is a good example of the path to be followed for the world we want," said Helen Clark, UNDP administrator.

The UNDP partners with people a

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