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CUBA Environmental Research Tour and Conference, July 2 – 15, 2011

Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in CUBA

International Conference and Research Tour

http://www.globalexchange.org/tours/1142.html

July 2 – 15, 2011

Dear Colleague,

Graduate students and faculty, professionals and activists, are invited to participate in this Research Tour/Conference in Cuba during first two weeks of July 2011.

In its 2006 Sustainability Index Report, the World Wildlife Fund, utilizing a combination of the United Nations Human Development Index (a measure of how well a nation is meeting its nutrition, water, health care, and education needs, etc.) and the Ecological Footprint (natural resource use per capita) determined that there is only one nation in the world that is currently living sustainably — and that nation is CUBA.

How did Cuba, a small island nation of 11,000,000 people, struggling with issues of poverty, devastating annual hurricanes, and the U.S. embargo, achieve this extraordinary distinction? And what can environmentalists in the U.S. learn from Cuba’s struggles and successes?

Travel with Eco Cuba Exchange next summer and meet the policy makers and practitioners who make it happen!

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

* Participation in VIII International Conference on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, organized by UNESCO, UNEP and CITMA (Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology, and the Environment

* City Tour of Havana with an expert on sustainable urban planning, focusing on urban agriculture, farmers’ markets, and sustainable community projects

* Dialogue with urban and rural community environmental leaders in Organic Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Ecosystem Protection

* Meetings with environmental policy developers at CITMA, Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment

* Meetings with Cuban professionals in the areas of Economy, Trade and Tourism, Agriculture, and Health

* Overnight trip to rural provinces and Biosphere Reserves with naturalist guides

* Small group meetings according to interests

* Optional cultural activities (art and historical museums, concerts, performances, night clubs)

 

For further information on this research tour and conference:

http://www.globalexchange.org/tours/1142.html

To register for this research tour and conference:

http://www.globalexchange.org/tours/forms.html

To talk with the U.S. Eco Cuba Exchange Coordinator: Pam Montanaro

510-649-1052

Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions. We look forward

to your inquiries!

Sincerely,

Pam Montanaro

Pamela Montanaro

Eco Cuba Exchange

http://www.ecocubaexchange.org

pam@globalexchange.org

510-649-1052



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