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Cuba fosters relations with other nations at COP28

Dubai, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) Elba Rosa Pérez met on Sunday with the executive vice president of the Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism of the Dominican Republic, Max Puig.

The meeting took place in the context of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which is taking place in the United Arab Emirates until December 12, according to the CITMA’s X account.

Also on Sunday, the IRIS Foundation, United for Climate, and the Mexican Foundation for the Ocean A.C. signed a collaboration agreement, and CITMA authorities met with representatives of the Regional Cooperation Program between Europe and Latin America about change climate on Saturday.

CITMA General Director for the Environment Odalys Goicochea and Environmental Policy Instruments Director Daimar Cánovas exchanged viewpoints with Prensa Latina about ongoing collaboration and Cuba’s dialogue for 2024, with the purpose of establishing future actions.

At the COP28, Cuba presented its progress in the implementation of the State Plan to confront Climate Change, known as Task Life, which responds to national goals and international commitments, and contains important adaptation and mitigation actions.

Cuba is committed to increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable sources, and promoting less carbon-intensive economic development, as established in the Economic and Social Development Plan until 2030.

Cuban authorities have set the goal of increasing power generation based on renewable sources by up to 24 percent by 2030 and the increase in efficiency and energy savings is estimated to prevent the emission of 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere in 2014-2030.

Another objective is to increase forest cover up to 33 percent, which would prevent the emission of 169.9 million tons of CO2.

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