Cuba, Haiti and DR working together for biodiversity
Environment Ministers from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic meeting in Santo Domingo yesterday, Thursday 13 November 2014, signed a three-year inter-ministerial agreement to promote sustainable environmental development in each country. The agreement strengthens existing cooperation in the framework of the Caribbean Biological Corridor to preserve biodiversity and integrate communities into harmonious development with nature. The CBC is coordinated by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and funded by the Global Environmental Fund (GEF), the World Food Program (WFP) and the European Union (EU).
The participants agreed to implement rehabilitation work in degraded areas and develop work plans for improving the local inhabitants’ quality of life.
Environment Minister Bautista Rojas Gomez signed for the Dominican Republic, his Haitian counterpart Jean Francois Thomas signed for Haiti, and deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Danilo Alonso Medina signed for Cuba.
The agreement was signed during the 5th Meeting of the Tri-national Ministerial Committee to Follow Up CBC held in Santo Domingo this week, 10-14 November 2014.
Source: DR1, Hoy
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