Cuba acknowledges climate change threats in its constitution

Move is the latest in a series that the country has made aimed at dealing with stronger hurricanes, more intense droughts and rising sea levels.

Mar 28, 2019
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Cuba has become the latest country to enshrine the fight against climate change in its constitution — provoking a mixed response from the scientific community.

In late February voters approved a new constitution that included amendments directing Cuba to "promote the conservation of the environment and the fight against climate change, which threatens the survival of the human species". The country joins ten other nations, including Ecuador and Tunisia, that mention "climate" or "climate change" in their constitutions.

By: Emiliano Rodriguez Mega/Nature News

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