UNDP praises Cuba’s energy program

 

 

UN Extols Cuban Energy Program

 
 

Wind farm in Gibara, Holguin province. Photo: Amauris Betancourt

Claudio Tomasi, resident representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cuba, praised on Wednesday the program implemented by the island for the sustainable use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES).

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During a meeting with the press at the 12th World Conference on Wind Energy that wound up on June 5 at Havana’s Convention Center, Tomasi asserted that this initiative contributes to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The UNDP official highlighted that the selection of Cuba as venue of this world forum is an acknowledgement to the country’s work in terms of energy.

He added that the UNDP is currently working on 20 institutional cooperation projects that will favor the improvement of living conditions of small rural populations and the access to electric service, among other benefits.

Tomasi said that joint programs include the development of solar energy and forest biomass in those settlements. / Source: ACN.

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