“Time to take appropriate decisions and actions to reverse climate change is running out. What we do must be consistent with history and not to forget the roots of this issue lie in the capitalist system, which is responsible for a predatory and consumerist development model,” she stressed, while adding that sustainable development, eradication of poverty and human subsistence are at stake.
We owe future generations the commitment to act, to achieve Open Climate Governance and Ethics, based on solidarity and financial justice, she said.
Perez explained that climate solidarity is “to stop acting for individual economic interests, to think of those who are losing their living conditions, to change unsustainable consumption patterns, and to aid the most vulnerable.
Meanwhile, she said financial justice is “to make new and additional funds available to compensate for losses and damages and to implement adaptation measures we really need; to simplify proceedings and to agree upon a new financial goal”.
People die, cities and traditions are destroyed, historical memory is affected, as well as the food and energy security of nations, as a result of extreme weather events,
The minister commented that Cuba experiences annually the uncertainty of knowing whether it will be hit by a hurricane, pelting rains or intense droughts, circumstances worsened by the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for over six decades.