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Cubas National Statistics Office presented a new publication Thursday entitled Cubas Environmental Panorama 2007
The book reports on a series of indicators related to population, atmosphere, water, soils, biodiversity, energy, wastes and other topics. It also describes the steps taken by the country to join the international effort to design sustainable development policies, reported Granma newspaper.

Fernando Gonzalez Bermudez, acting minister of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), said the figures and data contained in the text constitute a valuable tool to work to protect the environment as well as to improve on the national strategy to deal with climate change.

Among those attending the book presentation were Oscar Mederos, director of the National Statistics Office; CITMA deputy Ministers Alfonso Casanova and Jose Antonio Diaz; Susan McDade, representative in Cuba of the UN Development Fund; and a high level delegation of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), led by Luis Beccaria director of Statistics and Economic Projects.


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