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Achim Steiner, director executive of the United Nations Environment Program will be a special guest to the Sixth International Convention on the Environment and Development, to be held in Havana Cuba, on July.

Steiner will be delivering a lecture on the first day of the meeting, that will be taking place July 2-6 at the Havana Convention Center, said Jose A. Diaz Duque, deputy minister of Science, Technology and the Environment in statements to the Cuban News Agency.

Some 350 foreign professionals and 300 of Cuba will be attending the event, which its organizers expect to be the best attended since they first took place in 1997.

Representatives of state organizations, social and academic institutions, researchers, professionals, educators, specialists, promoters and business executives as well as others interested have been invited to participate to debate relevant global issues, with an emphasis on those related to climate change.

This is the most important on-going international meeting about the environment that takes place in Cuba. It promotes exchanges with the goal of transfering know-how to participants, as well as experiences and information accumulated about the effects of the present worldwide environmental crisis.

The event's agenda includes lectures and round table discussions on sustainable ways of managing and making use of natural resources. An associated Exposition about Technologies, Projects and Environmental Experiences Fair will also be held.

Parallel to the convention, other meetings will be taking place including forums on protected areas, environmental education, environmental management, management of ecosystems and biodiversity and also the integrated handling of water resources.


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