Cuban scientists prepare a new report with updated data on the inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, in view of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for 2020.
This was announced at a press conference by Eduardo Planos, one of the leaders of this project. These results, compiled in the Third National Communication, will be presented to the UNFCCC by the end of the decade.
These are Cuba's commitments to face this global phenomenon. It also includes mitigation and adaptation measures; as well as others associated with education, awareness and technology transfer, he said.
Vulnerable due to its geographical situation to the effects of climate change, Cuba has identified its main threats: increase in air temperature and the average level of the sea, the increase of hydro-meteorological extremes; along with the decrease in rainfall.
At the same time, Cuba implements several adaptation measures in some socioeconomic sectors, natural sources and strategic ecosystems that involve climatic, hydrological, coastal marine resources, agriculture, human settlements and the use of land, agriculture, biodiversity and health.
Parallel to the report, Planos explained, experts work on the first biennial update report to the Convention, executed with funds from the GEF and UNDP as the implementing agency.