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online – Climate Change Impacts: How Massachusetts Can Stand in Solidarity with Cuba
September 28, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Intersections of Climate Change Impacts
How Massachusetts Can Stand in Solidarity with Cuba
with Jessica Fernandez Casañas
CREW will be joined by Jessica Fernandez Casañas, head of the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba! Ms. Fernandez will discuss the Republic of Cuba’s plan for climate mitigation and resilience, and then have a Q&A about how people in the United States can look forward and create cooperative relationships with the people of Cuba as the impacts of climate change are felt all around the world. This event is being co-sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action. There will be a Spanish interpreter present at the event.
Ms. Fernandez worked as a teacher before joining the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment as a senior specialist in 2017. Ms. Fernández has participated in national and international events and meetings related to the issues of desertification and drought, disaster risk reduction, climate change, gender, and more. She has held responsibilities working on the Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought, and the coordination of the National Reports to said Convention. She collaborated in the evaluation and proposals of national policies, plans and strategies; as well as national and international projects- including coordinating technical assistance at the international level for collaboration between Cuba and the European Union, as part of the EU’s Euroclima+ Plan.