Actions to Combat Climate Change Implemented in Cuba

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A group of actions to mitigate the effects of climate change in coastal areas is carried out in this central Cuban province, in order to meet the objectives of the state program Tarea Vida.

The delegate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) in Ciego de Avila, Rafael Perez, stated that after locating the most vulnerable settlements to floods, they work in the construction of houses in safe places away from the coast.

Among the towns most likely to disappear in the territory due to sea level rise are Punta Alegre, Maximo Gomez, Manati and Jucaro, which were severely affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma in September of last year.

He said that another priority is the dumping of sand on the beaches of Coco and Guillermo Cays, where about 10 kilometers of riverbanks have been benefited, to expand and improve the bathing areas and preserve the ecosystem.

They also speed up mangrove planting in the northern and southern coasts of the province, the elimination of invasive exotic species and the collection of solid waste in beach areas.

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