Cuba, Guyana on Steps to Face Climatic Change

(Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, highlighted this Friday in Georgetown the joint steps taken by Cuba and the Community of Caribbean States (Caricom) to confront climate change.
During the opening of the 6th Caricom-Cuba Ministerial Meeting, Rodriguez said that the vulnerability of our nations to the effects of this global phenomenon is disturbing.

‘It is precisely in this area in which we have been taking important steps in recent years,’ said the head of Cuban diplomacy.

In this sense, the two sides have signed tools for cooperation, such as the one signed by the Cuban National Civil Defense and the Caribbean Agency for Disaster and Emergency Management in December 2017, he explained.

Recently, in Santa Lucia, they signed a Declaration of Commitment for the strengthening of hydrometeorological early warning systems in the Caribbean, he added. He praised the exchange events on the most innovative international practices in the field of natural disaster risk mitigation with the participation of specialists from the main national agencies of the Caribbean, developed in Cuba of great acceptance and usefulness.

According to the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO), Latin America and the Caribbean contributes little to global warming caused by greenhouse gases, mainly through deforestation and changes in the land uses.

However, this region is among the most vulnerable, because it is located within the hurricane belt and has numerous island states and low-lying coastal areas, because it depends on the Andean thaw for water supply to the urban and agricultural sectors.

In addition, by depending on their natural resources and the functioning of ecosystems for the exports of products (wood, crops and livestock products).