United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, José Fidel Santana, presented today the Cuban experiences in the preservation of its marine spaces, as the United Nations Conference on Oceans continues.
Speaking to the plenary session of the forum, which meets here from June 5 to 9, the official stated that 18.9 percent of Cuba’s marine area is managed as protected areas, exceeding the goal of 10 percent included in the objective 14 of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, aimed at protecting the oceans.
According to Santana also stands out among the Cuban measures the recent approval of the State Plan for the confrontation to Climate Change.
This initiative turns the most current and relevant advances of Cuban science into strategic actions and tasks to be gradually implemented over time, several of them related to the protection of our coasts and minimization of pollution of the bays, he said.
The vice minister affirmed at the UN that the progress made in the defense and sustainable management of marine spaces respond to the political will of the Cuban government.
Santana called on the international community to commit to the goal of ensuring future generations of oceans and clean seas, where they can make use of marine biodiversity for their livelihood and development.