National Hotel Cuba hosts meeting of environment ministers

Cuba hosts meeting of environment ministers

HAVANA,  July 4  A considerable number of Ministers and High Authorities of Environment, Science and Innovation will meet Tuesday at the National Hotel of Cuba, confirmed its organizers, for the first time in the country in many years.

The meeting is one of the main activities of the 14th International Convention on Environment and Sustainable Development, which will be opened today at the National Aquarium of Cuba and will last until next Friday, informed its promoters, the Environment Agency (AMA).

They added that a Final Declaration is expected to be adopted to ratify the positions of the participants of the Group of 77 + China, a concertation mechanism of developing countries to articulate their positions in economic, social and budgetary negotiations, in the deliberations of the United Nations.

Adianez Taboada Zamora, deputy minister, and other executives of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA by its Spanish acronym) of Cuba exchanged on the subject at a meeting last May with representatives of the diplomatic corps belonging to the Group of 77 + China.

They emphasized that the principles of their participation seek to promote action against climate change and an analysis of biodiversity, soil degradation, plastic pollution, hazardous waste and various chemical substances.

Likewise, the promotion of unity, solidarity and international cooperation and work to materialize projects from the South, in support of the post-pandemic recovery of ecosystems and in response to their needs and particularities.

G-77 + China was born in New York in 1963 when 75 developing countries came together to reconcile their positions for negotiations at the First United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

However, it was formally created on June 15, 1964, when, in Geneva, 77 underdeveloped countries signed the Joint Declaration, thus constituting the largest Third World coalition at the UN and the largest coalition of Southern nations.