Held online, the event is part of the 13th International Convention on the Environment in Havana, set to end on July 9th.
The Doctor of Sciences Celso Pasos Alberdi, director of the Institute of Meteorology and president of the congress, reported that the most recent results on climate change will be presented by 144 works from all of Cuba’s provinces and several foreign representatives.
Pasos Alberdi specified that Cuba completed its third national communication to the United Nations framework convention on the subject at the end of 2020, which includes the work of organizations, institutions, civil society and the ‘Tarea Vida’ (State Plan to confront climate change).
An update on the climate scenarios for 2050 and 2100 such as coastal flooding, in addition to the climate impact on different sectors of the economy from agriculture and health to the rest of the sectors of society, are part of the congress program, he added.
The participants will also learn about the assimilation of the results of the governmental panel on climate change, known as IPCC (Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Climate Change) that modifies its evaluations every seven years.