Cuban delegation active at climate change conference

Cuban delegation active at climate change conference
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14 November 2022
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Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Cuba's Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), heads her country’s delegation to the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

At a meeting with Henry González, deputy executive director of the Green Climate Fund, Pérez Montoya stated her gratitude for the financial resources that the Fund has donated to Cuba to implement climate change adaptation projects, whereas Mr. González recognized Cuba’s results and mentioned the possibility of additional funds for other programs in the Island.

As member of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Cuba is urging a proposal related to funding arrangements for loss and damage, to be submitted to COP27 for negotiation.

In statements to the pan-Arab satellite news network Al Mayadeen, Pérez Montoya described as positive that COP27 is paying more attention to adaptation in sectors as important for developing countries as food security and health, considering that climate change is affecting all aspects of human life, and referred to the need that the developed countries fulfill their historical responsibility and provide the necessary funds and technology to counteract its effects.

“We need to change the root cause of what we are facing today, namely an unsustainable level of production and consumption, since the consumerist nature of the capitalist system has done and will continue to do a lot of damage,” she said.

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