Foreign Delegates at the Environment and Development Event in Cuba

Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,300 experts from 56 countries will participate in the 12th International Convention on Environment and Development, to be held in Havana July 1-5, the organizers announced Wednesday.

Under the slogan: For integration and cooperation for sustainability, the event will gather six congresses: Biodiversity Management; Environmental Management and Protected Areas.

There will also be conferences on Environmental Education, Politics and Law, as well as on Climate Change, the latter with issues such as climate variability, actions for mitigation and adaptation based on ecosystems.

In a press conference, Maritza Garcia, Director of the Cuban Environment Agency (AMA), explained this meeting is the first after the implementation of the Life Task, a government plan aimed at tackling climate change. We will be presenting the main results and it will be announced how this program is being carried out on the island, she said.

Researchers from almost every nation on the continent will attend the 12th Convention, hosted by WADA, the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.

According to the hosts, on this occasion Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela are the most represented countries. Colleagues from China, Japan and Australia also attend.

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