The holding of a colloquium on Fidel’s environmental thought will be one of the main highlights of the opening day of the International Convention on Environment and Development, set to take place in the Havana International Conference Center July 3-7.

Speaking during a press conference, Dr. Maritza García, president of the event organizing committee; Alfredo Martínez, executive secretary; and Maritza González MSc, head of the scientific committee, explained that so far over 700 delegates from 23 countries have confirmed their participation, with Colombia, the United States and Mexico representing the largest delegations.

Scheduled to take place during the event will be the Fifth Climate Change; Sixth Ecosystem and Biodiversity Management; Eleventh Environmental Education for Sustainable Development; Tenth Protected Areas; Eighth Environmental Management; and Third Environmental Policy, Law and Justice congresses.

Three symposiums on the Sciences of Sustainability; Disaster and Climate Change Risks; and Natural History Museums, will also be held, as well as colloquiums related to Sustainable Land, Transport and Environmental Management.

The first day of the event will also see the inauguration of an Exposition Fair where the results of scientific and technological efforts in this field, and specialist services linked to topics featured in the 11th Convention, will be presented across 35 stands.