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HDI: India still lagging

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The report this time also draws a link between environment sustainability, equity and human development. According to the report, the most disadvantaged people carry a "double burden of deprivation" by being more vulnerable to wider effects of environmental degradation. For instance, in developing countries at least six in ten people experience one environmental deprivation and four in ten experience two or more. However, it also concludes that recent progress in HDI has come at the cost of global warming with those countries advancing the fastest in HDI showing fastest growth in carbon dioxide emissions as well.

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