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Mi Costa Project: resilience to climate change (+Photos)

Florida, Feb 19.- The Doctor of Science Lisbet Font Vila, sub-delegate in the province of Camagüey of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), officially presented this Thursday to government authorities of the municipality of Florida the objectives of the ( Mi Costa Project), a new initiative aimed at strengthening coastal resilience against climate change in 24 territories of the Cuban southern coast.

The coordinator of the Management Unit for the implementation of this Cuban Project in the territories of Playa Florida and Santa Cruz del Sur in the province of Camagüey, held a meeting with representatives of the municipal units of Forestry, Forest Rangers, Hydraulic Resources, the Delegation of Agriculture and the local representation of CITMA, in order to socialize and specify at the same time, the planned actions and their necessary assurances to revive the coastal ecosystem and reduce as much as possible the condition of vulnerability of this demarcation before the rise of the sea ​​level.

Regarding the “Mi Costa” Project, which will be financed by the United Nations Green Climate Fund, the specialist argued that two large-scale results are intended to be achieved, based on the implementation of natural adaptation solutions based on ecosystems, with the direct participation of strategic sectors such as Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources in terms of mangrove rehabilitation.

Likewise, added the specialist, monitoring actions will be constantly carried out on the coast to verify the effectiveness of the activities underway, and the opening of a center or classroom is also planned for the creation of resilience capacities in the population against the impacts of climate change in both Playa Florida and Santa Cruz del Sur.

Young Floridians for Life

Florida, Nov 17 – Covid 19 once again tested the resilience of the Floridian people and especially of a group of young people who in this municipality gave their best, from different sectors, in favor of something so precious how’s life”. The following documentary by journalist Ailen Vargas Abella deals with the subject. Continue reading