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Cuba

Official name: 

Republic of Cuba

Region: 
UN group: 
Small island developing states
Country income: 
Upper-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Cuba (2012)

Energy profile
  • Cuba: A Country Profile on Sustainable Energy Development

    Cuba: A Country Profile on Sustainable Energy Development

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008

    This study outlines the development of and current energy and electricity situation in Cuba. It covers the economic, social, environmental, and institutional dimensions of energy use within Cuba; the technologies available and their efficacy in production (including renewables and fossil fuels); energy access; policies for further energy development; and potentials and scenarios of the sector.

  • Climate vulnerability in Cuba: the role of social networks

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of climate change adaptation in the context of social networks, and asks why some people are better able to cope than others. It examines recent economic and social developments in Cuba, and how these impact on vulnerability. The processes of climate change and economic changes are forcing Cubans to adapt and cope, and this research indicates that social networks are an important part of these strategies.Cuba is heavily affected by global change processes, including the various impacts of climate change.

  • Cuba Weathering the Storm: Lessons in Risk Reduction from Cuba

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2004
    Objective: 

    This report hopes to present a comprehensive overview of the Cuban model of risk reduction in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery and explore what may be adapted from this model in other countries. This report focuses on specific recommendations for Central America. The final section of this report draws out several mechanisms from the Cuban model that might be adapted to Central America based on that region's rich history of grassroots experience in social organisation.

  • Combined gas cycle power plant

    Type: 
    Publication
  • Innovative Communication Campaign Packages on Energy Efficiency

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, August 1, 2010

    This evaluation compares integrated communication packages supporting the implementation of energy efficiency measures. The report presents the main measures and their impacts in ten different countries. The authors provide conclusions and recommendations based on the case studies for the implementation process of innovative communication packages.

  • 2006 – 2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign: disaster risk reduction begins at school

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 1, 2007
    Objective: 

    This report presents an overview of the campaign “Disaster risk reduction begins at school” and the lessons learned from good practice in different countries affected by various natural and man-made disasters. Children are the most vulnerable age group during any disaster, especially those attending school, as school buildings are often destroyed. In keeping with the Hyogo Protocol and achieving the MDGs, the UN/ISDR secretariat and its partners made disaster risk education and safer school facilities the two critical themes of the 2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign.

  • Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment: Report of a Workshop

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Objective: 

    The book covers the 2010 Workshop on Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment, which was organized in response to help understand climate change vulnerabilities and adaptive capacity. The need for improved analysis of feedbacks between human and climate systems was one of the themes that emerged from the international workshop. The books reviews the state of science for considering socioeconomic changes over long time frames, and it clarifies definitions and concepts to facilitate communication across research communities.

  • An Assessment of the Economic Impact of Climate Change on the Water Sector in Grenada

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, October 22, 2011
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    Economic modelling approaches were implemented to estimate sectoral demand and supply between 2011 and 2050. Residential, tourism and domestic demand were analysed for three different scenarios, A2, B2 and BAU. The results of this project expect to stimulate governments, institutions, private sector and civil society to craft effective climate change adaptation and mitigation measures to ameliorate the projected impacts within the respective sectors and the economy.

  • An Assessment of the Economic Impact of Climate Change on the Water Sector in Grenada

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, October 22, 2011
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    Economic modelling approaches were implemented to estimate sectoral demand and supply between 2011 and 2050. Residential, tourism and domestic demand were analysed for three different scenarios--A2, B2 and BAU. The results of this project expect to stimulate governments, institutions, private sector and civil society to craft effective climate change adaptation and mitigation measures to ameliorate the projected impacts within the respective sectors and the economy.

  • An Assessment of the Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Sector in the Caribbean

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 3, 2013
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    This report is divided in four main topics. The first presents a general analysis of links between the hydrological cycle and climate change, followed by the hydrological cycle in the Caribbean and its impact on water resources. It continues with an analysis of the possible impacts on groundwater due to sea-level rise and several aspects related to water management and finishes with different adaptation and mitigation options that should be implemented in each country's policies.

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