Havana, Tuesday 12 de December de 2017 12:57 pm

Children's Role in Adapting to Climate Change

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CAMAGUEY, Cuba, Nov 21 (acn) Reinforcing the role of the Cuban youth before climate change through their participation in contests and research is one of the actions underway in the province of Camaguey in compliance with "Tarea Vida".

Educating society in adapting and reducing the vulnerabilities is a process in which the youth can contribute in the family, school and community and can help with the State Plan to confront climate change in Cuba.

The provincial representatives of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) called for a Por La Vida (For Life) contest: "United to Confront Climate Change", that encourages the participation from small children to 18 year olds in the categories of Drawing, Story, Poem, Articles and Audiovisuals.

The work will be received until January 5th, 2018 and the prizes will be distributed on January 20th during a provincial activity on occasion of Cuban Science Day.

According to the specialist of CITMA in Camaguey, Nelida Varela Ledesma, the main objective is to motivate the younger children in creating its own strategies in adapting and linking themselves to the daily work of their communities.

Varela Ledesma said that if everyone learns on the phenomenon, future generations will be educated with a more complete vision on the environment especially after the recent climate events.

The specialist, who heads the Strategic Office to Confront Climate Change in Camaguey, said that recently an exchange was held with students from the Maximo Gomez Baez Vocational High School.

They had debates on the possibility in treating the issues of climate change and environment not only in contests and in other events, but also in research work in any subject because they are issues that impact all sectors of society, said the specialist.

To counter the effects in the vulnerable areas, Tarea Vida contemplates 5 strategic actions and 11 specific tasks, among them increasing the participation and level of knowledge of the population on the environmental policy of the country.

 

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