Cuba undertakes pioneering experience at UNESCO

Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment America Santos Rivera announced that Cuba will host an international school for young people of the Caribbean, a pioneering project sponsored by UNESCO.

Santos Rivero, who is a Cuban representative to this agency, told Prensa Latina that her country implemented in 2016 a UNESCO mandate, within the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Program, in which the creation of regional schools to train young people on issues related to climate change was requested.

The third edition of this initiative will take place in Havana, from December 3 to 5, and will be take place alongside the second international scientific school, with the participation of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB).

Santos explained that the experience was very positive, because year after year ‘we see that young people have incorporated knowledge about climate change’ and they are working on the application of ‘adaptation and mitigation measures, but also learn how risks can be reduced and populations prepared.’

The deputy minister praised UNESCO for its rigorous work ‘relating to the ethical principles for climate change adaptation,’ and explained that ‘very efficient work had been carried out and research promoted in which we all participate.’

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