While Cuba is preparing for the significant impact of climate change that is set to hit the Caribbean, it seems to be the only one that has developed a national policy so far, says Dr Barbara Carby, director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Centre at the University of the West Indies.
"I was in Cuba a few weeks ago and the Cuban national coordinator was able to articulate Cuba's position on climate change: how many communities they are going to have to relocate, the way they are diversifying their agriculture and their irrigation system, etc. They have sat down and come up with their national policy and had cross-sectoral discussions already," said Dr Barbara Carby director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Centre at the University of the West Indies. "Of the other Caribbean countries I have dealt with, Cuba is the only one that came up with that" she added.
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