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19 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 19 oct (ACN) El III Curso taller Cuba-CARICOM entra hoy en su última día de sesiones, en esta capital, sobre temas medulares de gestión de riesgos de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático en comunidades y ecosistemas de la región del Caribe.

La agenda del encuentro para este jueves, en el Panorama Hotel, incluye en calidad de moderadores a expertos cubanos de la Agencia de Medio Ambiente, y de los institutos de Ciencias del Mar, de Geografía Tropical y de Ecología y Sistemática.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated one billion dollars in agricultural losses were incurred due to crop failures and wild fires caused by the exceptionally dry conditions.

29 Jul 2017 description

TREASURE CHEST OF THE CARIBBEAN

The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago extends along the central northern coastline of Cuba for 465 kms, from Punta Hicacos in the west to Nuevitas Bay in the east.

These islands lie at the heart of the broader Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem, which includes a mosaic of sensitive marine environments (sandy beaches, seagrass beds, coral reefs and cays); mangrove swamps and forested dune systems; inshore lagoons and wetlands, and other coastal habitats of the adjacent Cuban mainland.

17 May 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Se encuentra en Cuba una misión de expertos PNUD, que apoyan temas altamente prioritarios para Cuba como el Plan de Estado para el enfrentamiento al cambio climático, aprobado recientemente.

El equipo de expertos junto a sus colegas cubanos se encuentran en estos momentos trabajando específicamente en la elaboración de un Proyecto de Adaptación al Cambio Climático en Zonas Costeras de Cuba, para recuperar el manglar, los bosques costeros, los arrecifes y los pastos marinos.

24 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

A long continuous drought combined with heavy rainfall attributed to the El Niño phenomenon and climate change over the past two years brought difficult times for Cuba. In recent years, rainfall patterns during both the dry and rainy seasons have not reached normal historical values, which has caused a decrease in groundwater resources and the drying up of the rivers and dams on which the population depends on for its water supply.

27 Aug 2016 description

Summary

Summary of changes made to the emergency plan of action: Revisions have been made to the emergency plan of action (EPoA) for this DREF operation. The Cuban Red Cross (CRC) continues to have difficulties accessing drinking water in the province of Santiago, and the risk is increasing because the levels in the dam and the tributaries continue to decrease. Moreover, the lack of safe water remains a concern for health authorities due to the hazards associated with sporadic availability.

06 Jul 2016 description
report Redhum

Cuba, 06 de Julio 2016
Fuente: Radio La Primerísima

La Habana, 6 jul (PL) La introducción de nuevas tecnologías y la aplicación de avances logrados en centros de investigación y universidades son estrategias adoptadas hoy en Cuba para mitigar los efectos del cambio climático en la agricultura.

De acuerdo con el ministro del ramo, Gustavo Rodríguez, la incidencia del cambio climático sobre los cultivos agrícolas obliga a cambiar los métodos de trabajo, lo cual es una tarea priorizada para cumplir los planes.

03 Jun 2016 description

Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

A long uninterrupted drought combined with heavy unseasonable rains attributed to the El Niño phenomenon, climate change and the increase in earthquakes over the past two months augur difficult times for Cuba. In recent years, rainfall patterns during both the dry and rainy seasons have failed to reach normal historical values, which has caused diminished groundwater resources, and the drying up of the rivers and dams on which the population relies for its water supply.

31 May 2016 description

El sector cooperativo y campesino en Cuba implementa medidas encaminadas a la adaptación y mitigación de los efectos del cambio climático que favorezcan la sostenibilidad de las producciones agrícolas.

Carlos Márquez, presidente de la Cooperativa de Producción Agropecuaria (CPA) Países Nórdicos, en la provincia de Artemisa, explicó que la introducción de la lombricultura y el compostaje para la producción de abonos orgánicos es una de las acciones empleadas para beneficiar y proteger los suelos.

23 Mar 2016 description

Seis cosas que debes saber para entender la situación alimentaria y nutricional en Cuba. Por favor, ayuda al Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) a tomar conciencia compartiendo estos datos en Twitter.

  1. Durante los últimos 50 años, los programas integrales de protección social del país se han enfocado principalmente en garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición como una prioridad clave.

  2. Cuba es uno de los países más exitosos en el alcance de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM)

16 Jan 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

Matanzas, 15 ene (ACN) Con humedales que abarcan el 35 por ciento de su geografía, y la mitad de las costas susceptibles por su poca altitud al ascenso del nivel del mar, Matanzas se posiciona como la provincia de Cuba más vulnerable a los efectos del cambio climático.

Ángel Alfonso, especialista del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (CITMA), declaró a la prensa que resulta insuficiente la percepción de riesgo por parte de autoridades y el pueblo del territorio, con respecto a los presentes y futuros daños provocados por el fenómeno global.

10 Jul 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

HAVANA, Jul 10 2013 (IPS) - Rather than talk about forecasts for hurricanes at the start of this year’s season, Cuban meteorologist José Rubiera prefers to discuss the importance of reducing the country’s vulnerability and improving preparedness.

Experts at Cuba’s Meteorology Institute predict that in this year’s hurricane season – Jun. 1 to Nov. 30 – 17 tropical storms will form, including nine possible hurricanes, in the Atlantic hurricane region, which includes the North Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. And they say one of the big storms could hit Cuba.

17 Jun 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ivet González

HAVANA, Jun 17 2013 (IPS) - “How much is a species worth? What is the price tag on the services provided by a river or a forest?” These are the questions biologist María Elena Perdomo is asking to encourage Cubans to take account of environmental costs, which may apparently be incorporated in the present economic reforms.

28 Dec 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

HAVANA, Dec 28 2012 (IPS) - “Adaptation to climate change is urgent and must be part of development,” said Bárbara Pesce-Monteiro, the United Nations resident coordinator in Cuba, assessing the damage done by hurricane Sandy in the eastern region of the country.

24 Nov 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Nov 23 2012 (IPS) - “The city looked as if it had been bombed. On the way to my office, I passed people who had the same shocked look on their faces as I did. We would look at each other, and even though we were strangers, we’d ask ‘How did things go for you? Did anything happen to your house?’ It was a kind of warm solidarity that did me a lot of good.”

20 Nov 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Nov 20 2012 (IPS) - You can still see broken plates, toys, books and some photographs among the rubble that was once the homes of Rey Antonio Acosta’s family and other families in Mar Verde, the beach community where Hurricane Sandy made landfall in this eastern Cuban city.

“Come here and see what pain is,” the 12-year-old boy, who will forever remember the early hours of Oct. 25, when winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour and waves nine metres high wrecked dozens of houses along the coast here, tells Tierramérica*.

03 May 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

HAVANA, May 3, 2012 (IPS) - Local communities can play a key role in adaptation to climate change if they are helped to properly understand the problem and take it on board. "Climate literacy is needed," says Ángela Corvea, a long-time Cuban environmental activist.

04 Oct 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

Programme outcome:

The work of the Cuban Red Cross is guided by Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007-2011 which puts forward three strategic aims:
1. Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises.
2. Enable healthy and safe living.
3. Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.