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Yale says DR is world’s 33rd greenest country

Santo Domingo. – A recent Yale University study ranked Dominican Republic 33rd among the greenest countries, Environment minister Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal said Thursday.

“To be among the world’s top 35 greenest countries is a recognition of the efforts by nongovernment and government organizations, academies and the Dominican people to benefit the environment and natural resources” Fernandez said.

He recognized however that it also represents “a challenge because from now on it’s necessary to improve that position.”

Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI) evaluated carbon and sulphur emissions, water purity and conservation practices.

Fernandez, taking part in the closing of the 8th technical meeting of the Biological Corridor of the Caribbean, said the project seeks to integrate Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica, among others islands in a common effort to draft joint policies to defend the biodiversity, protect nature and develop the natural resources’ common potentialities.

In the meetings during three days in the Santo Domingo Technological Institute  (INTEC), the technical delegations proposed a Joint Operation Plan among the corridor’s current members.

From http://www.dominicantoday.com

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