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The concept of sustainable development resembles a utopia, Head of the Green Union of Armenia Hakob Sanasaryan said at today's press conference.
He said that the concept does not only fail to reflect the interests of the humanity, but is also directed against them. For instance, the document envisages 8-10% growth in the world manufacturing, which runs counter to conservation of natural ecosystems. "On the whole, the concept of sustainable development is not scientifically established and resembles a utopia", Sanasaryan said. He added that the ideas suggested by the concept obviously contradict the mechanisms of their achievement. In this context, the expert is afraid that at Rio+20 summit in Brazil this summer Armenia will sign some documents on implementation of the concept provisions.
To note, Armenia will present a national report at Rio+20 summit. The report mentions such negative aspects as polarization of the society, monopolization in economy, as well as conditions that fail to stimulate the development of agriculture and small and medium business. In addition, the report points out environmental problems related to deforestation and development of ore mining industry.