Cuba Presents Climate Change Experiences to Caribbean Countries

Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change in communities and ecosystems of the Caribbean region, are focusing the debates of the 3rd Cuba-CARICOM Workshop Course to be concluded here today.

Cuban experts of the Environment Agency and the Institutes of Marine Sciences, Tropical Geography, and Ecology and Systematics will present issues related to the macro-project on scenarios of danger and vulnerability of the Cuban coastal zone, associated with the rise in sea level for 2050 and 2100.

Papers on geographic information systems such as risk management tools, the project on food bases for sustainability, and the program to support the fight against desertification and drought, will be presented.

Reducing vulnerability in coastal floods, by means of border systems in the south areas of Artemisa and Mayabeque provinces, as well as the conservation of mountainous environments, will conform the exchange of experiences.

Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Belize and Grenada, as well as officials from the Association of Caribbean States and of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, are attending the meeting.

The event is an initiative of Army General Raul Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, during the 5th Summit of the Caribbean Community, held in Havana in 2014.

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