OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Projection on the Eiffel Tower regarding the Paris Agreement. Photo: AP

Cuba has ratified the Paris Agreement relating to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted on December 12, 2015, and will shortly deposit its Instrument of Ratification with the United Nations Secretary-General.

During a recent visit to the island by Ségolène Royal, French Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations, who served as president of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, both sides had the opportunity to exchange views on confronting global climate change and on the need to strengthen international efforts to this end.

The 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 7-18. The Cuban delegation participating in the meeting, led by José Fidel Santana Núñez, deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), highlighted the importance that Cuba confers on confronting climate change as part of its national development policy and reiterated the island’s firm commitment to continue actively participating in international efforts in this regard.