Cuba advocates for a healthy and balanced environment at COP15

Today, the Deputy Minister of CITMA, Adianez Taboada, reaffirmed Cuba's support for a strategic framework that reflects the objectives of the Convention in a balanced way, whose goals be global, bearer of concrete commitments and of the right the country has enshrined in its Constitution for the enjoyment of a healthy and balanced environment.


During her speech at the High-Level Segment of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Cuban Deputy Minister underscored that the National Economic and Social Development Plan until 2030 establishes paying attention to biodiversity loss as one of its environmental priorities.


Likewise, Taboada denounced the repercussions of the U.S. blockade that hinders Cuba's access to financial resources, inputs and technologies, while limiting the development of the nation’s international cooperation.


The main objective of COP15 is the adoption of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Strategic Framework, which will replace the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 with its Aichi Targets. The Framework will be as important for biodiversity as the Paris Agreement is for climate change.




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