The Coastal Resilience program, financed by the European Union with four million euros, through the Global Alliance for Climate Change plus (GCCA+) benefits more than 600 900 people and contributes to strengthening communities facing the risk of catastrophes in 15 municipalities located on the north central coast of Cuba.
As a result of this project, communities are provided with greater coping capacity and better conditions, says the technical director of the program, Yohanis de la Torre Galiano. He explained that the initiative makes disaster risk reduction possible and supports the inclusion of adaptation to climate change in the socioeconomic development plans of vulnerable coastal territories.
“The installation of automatic hydrometeorological stations is planned in strategic places such as the Caguanes National Park, in the Sancti Spiritus municipality of Yaguajay; and the Los Buchillones Archaeological Site Research Center, located in the Avilanian coastal town of Punta Alegre,” he added.
The project is led by the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, through the Environment Agency and its National Group for Risk Assessment, with the support of the United Nations Development Program. Actions also include two new tide stations in the vicinity of Playa Victoria, belonging to the Yaguajayense territory; and in Cayo Coco, in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, north of Ciego de Ávila.
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