Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cuba leaders call for resources to support climate change adaptation

Caribbean Net News: Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba called upon developed countries to contribute new and additional financial resources to implement measures aimed at adaptation to climate change and mitigation of greenhouse gases. This was one of the clauses of the Declaration of Santiago de Cuba which was issued following the Third CARICOM-Cuba Summit which ended in that city on Monday 8 December.

The Declaration also called upon the international community to support through the establishment of an international financial framework, those countries that managed and preserved their forests in a sustainable way and also to support the inclusion in the post Kyoto agreement incentives for countries with standing rainforests in acknowledgement of their important role in mitigating the effects of climate change. The leaders emphasised the need to invest in sustainable-renewable energy programs, and the infrastructure that would advance the objective of sustainable development of resources and contribute to Regional energy security.

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