COP15: Cuba ratifies commitment to protect biological diversity

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During the High Level Segment of the world biodiversity summit (COP15), which takes place in China, the Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment of Cuba, Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, ratified the country’s commitment to the protection and conservation of biological diversity.

In her speech, by videoconference, the Cuban minister highlighted the progress made on the island in this area, despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States.

Through the social network Twitter, the Cuban ambassador to China, Carlos Pereira, recounted the main issues addressed by the minister, among which they also highlighted the sustainable use of ecosystems and the confrontation with climate change.

Pérez Montoya mentioned the National Biological Diversity Program and the State Plan for Confronting Climate Change, as instruments to face this complex reality.

In this programmatic context, the minister pointed out, We see nature-based solutions as efficient alternatives to protect, sustainably manage, restore damaged ecosystems and drive climate action.

The COP15 is in session from Monday in the city of Kunming, with the aim of shaping the global agenda and the goals to be achieved with a view to the year 2030.
The event will run until Friday virtually with interventions by foreign officials, while face-to-face discussions will take place in the same city, between April 25 and May 8, 2022.

(With information from ACN)

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