Radio Cadena Agramonte
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017

Stand Up and Face Climate Change, Main Mission of Science in Camagüey



Camagüey, Nov 3.- The scientific community of this central-eastern Cuban region, the largest in the country with 16,000 square kilometers, met to discuss crucial issues in the workshop ''To Stand Up and Face Climate Change''.

In response to the growing number of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere and the intensification of large impacts associated with floods, droughts, severe storms, and extreme weather events, Camaguey's experts presented different studies to alert and fight the problem.

Precisely in her presentation about the Life Task, in charge of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), strategy of the Cuban State for the confrontation to the environmental situation, Dr. Lisbet Font warned about the need for the protagonist participation of the population and their awareness.

Among the issues referred to in this regard were the need to reduce emissions, promote and extend conservation agriculture, agroecological practices, food sovereignty, popular environmental education and the adaptive and migratory capacity of the population.

At the Santa Cecilia Convention Center, located in the area of the city which is Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the professionals referred to community resilience and the role of the inhabitants in no pollution, prevention and sanitation, as well as actions to nourish the soil organically.

Sponsored by the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians, the Workshop ratified the Cuban Government's intention to carry out an integrated approach to science-based actions that takes into account not only the economic sectors, but also the possible effects on communities, as well as the state of the ecosystems.

Cuban specialists carry out scientific research on climate change with emphasis on the evaluation of its impacts, and whose results are aimed at proposing the most viable adaptation measures, in terms of economic and infrastructure limitations of the nation. (PL)