Cuba Calls at UNESCO for Greater Commitment to Fight Climate Change

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
2017-06-29 16:46:16


Paris, June 29 (RHC-PL)-- Cuba has called on UNESCO for a greater commitment by all member states to face climate change and recalled the serious implications of this phenomenon for the planet, according to diplomatic sources.

During the intergovernmental preparatory meeting for the Declaration on Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change, the Cuban delegation recalled that the implications are not only limited to environmental consequences but also have a high socio-economic impact.

According to a communiqué, the representation of the Caribbean nation 'will seek that fundamental principles such as solidarity, justice, international cooperation, as well as common but differentiated responsibilities, are recognized in this context.' 

The Cuban delegation, led by Havana's ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, highlighted the legacy of the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, and his permanent commitment to protect the environment.

The intergovernmental meeting began Tuesday, June 27, and runs until Friday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, with the participation of representatives from most member states.

During the opening ceremony, Nada Al-Nashif, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, emphasized the opportunity of this consultative and inclusive process aimed at preparing a declaration of principles of high priority in the current situation. 

The declaration will make the case for States, communities and individuals to take action to deal with the twin challenges of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The purpose of creating this new UNESCO declaration would be to promote the moral basis for tackling the threat posed by climate change to the planet and humanity. It may clarify a set of universal principles that could help mobilize international solidarity and coordinate action across cultures and societies.


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