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UN agency warns Latin America of excessive consumption of natural resources


09:55, December 15, 2011

SANTIAGO, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The intense use of natural resources in many Latin American countries has led to an unsustainable way of energy consumption, a UN agency said in a report on Wednesday.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) cited several natural resource-intensive industrial sectors in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, saying they were accountable for the development pattern of high energy consumption and low productivity.

The report, named "The dynamism of industrial energy consumption in Latin America and its impact on sustainable development," was based on analysis of the energy patterns in the four countries between 1997 and 2006.

The UN agency called on those countries to ensure that industrial development be steered toward higher productivity and more sustainable use of energy.

With improved efficiency and adjustment in energy consumption patterns, productivity gap between Latin American economies and the U.S. economy can be narrowed down, it said.

ECLAC, through a series of journals and reports regularly published since 1976, has provided an important academic forum for debate of ideas and policy development in the region, including research on strategies and policies that are regarded as particularly beneficial to socio-economic development.

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