Cuba's other revolution is green, not red

If Copenhagen needs a model, this is the most eloquent I know, a visionary example of reforestation and the long term benefits it brings.

While the rest of the world is ripping up forests in the name of minerals and wood, Cuba has been replanting its tropical forests in the name of jobs, the environment and a lush holiday destination for decades.

This policy has worked so well that in 1984 Unesco gave biosphere status to 26,686 hectares of forest in the western region of Pinar del Río, where I am heading to stay at Las Terrazas, 50km from Havana.

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