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UN recognizes Cuban commitment to face climate change


HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 21 (ACN) Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), acknowledged Cuba's commitment to address climate change by updating the National Determined Contribution (NDC) for the period 2020-2030, as part of the Paris Agreement.

The National Determined Contribution constitutes a commitment of the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, experts pointed out.
However, given the seriousness of the global climate problem, it is expected that these contributions will be as ambitious as possible, so that the member countries of the aforementioned convention will commit to the highest targets that their national circumstances allow.
With its greenhouse gas inventories, Cuba is fulfilling its commitments to the UNFCCC, in force since 1994 after its approval in 1992 by the organization's General Assembly, in agreement with the Center for Air Pollution and Chemistry.
Cuba ratified the Paris Agreement on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in Paris on December 12, 2015, although it is not a major emitter of greenhouse gases.

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