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Biomass, an inexhaustible source of electricity for Cuba

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Sugar cane is today transformed by the AZCUBA Enterprise Group into a series of different products (brown sugar, refined white sugar, unrefined white sugar and ecological sugar), as well as twenty derivatives.

Among the latter, electricity, alcohol, animal feed and bioproducts are significant, the Head of AZCUBA Power Generation Barbara Hernández Martínez, told Prensa Latina.

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Paris 2015: Binding agreement in climate change needed

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The United Nations Conference on Climate Change continued its work sessions the first week of December, with representatives from 195 countries focused on establishing an international agreement to put a brake on rising temperatures, limiting the increase to two degrees Celsius with respect to the planet’s pre-industrial average. The COP21 High Level Segment took place December 7-8, with remarks made by heads of state and delegation leaders, as a compliment to the meeting held to initiate the summit.

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The fight against climate change hits the international agenda

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“THE Paris Conference will, without question, not resolve everything, but nothing can be resolved without it (…) All of us know that combating global warming is more than just an environmental matter (…) Together, let us make the Paris Climate Conference the historic success the world is waiting for.” With these words Laurent Fabius opened the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez: Humanity has placed its hopes in the results of this conference

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Twenty-three years have passed since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, where the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, warned that, and I quote, “An important biological species is in danger of disappearing given the rapid and progressive destruction of its natural habitat: humankind.”

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Climate change: a race against the clock

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For years the target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been to stabilize the atmospheric concentration of these at a maximum level of 450 parts per million (ppm). That goal requires cutting GHG emissions by 80 percent by 2050, which would ensure that the change in global temperature does not exceed 2 degrees Celsius.

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Science for the management of marine resources

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More than 400 delegates from fifteen countries have confirmed their participation at the 10th Congress on Marine Sciences, MarCuba 2015, which will be held from November 16 – 20 at Havana’s Convention Center.
Guillermo García Montero, president of the organizing committee, told reportersthat the eventwill include foursymposiumsdedicated tohighly topical issues, such as humanimpactsandrisk management, climate change, conservation and biodiversity,and biotechnologyandfood security.

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Raúl congratulates Meteorology Institute workers

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“On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this prestigious scientific institution’s creation, accept my congratulations and recognition that you have fulfilled with dedication the missions assigned to you, throughout all of these years. Continue moving forward, before current and future climactic challenges, committed and always alert.”

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Combating climate change: An imminent challenge

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Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge currently facing humanity. Today, the accumulated effects of human activity are threatening the climate system and survival of our planet. Given this situation, the debate on climate change and its socio-economic implications has taken precedent, as well as the need for countries and institutions to adopt strategies to prevent global warming and its fatal consequences.

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Cuba adopts Nagoya Protocol

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The island signed the agreement designed to effectively implement one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Cuba has now become one of the 66 countries to adhere to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of BenefitsArising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity after recently ratifying the agreement before the United Nations (UN).

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The green Varadero of Cuba

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For the third time since 2000, Pinar del Río will showcase the many qualities which make it Cuba’s number one nature tourism destination. Playing host to the 10th International Nature Tourism Event (TURNAT), from September 22-27, the island’s largest catalogue of nature tourism products (43) will be presented in Cuba’s western-most province.