Cuba

Location

Havana
Cuba
22° 58' 59.88" N, 82° 24' 0" W

Capital Based Focal Point:

Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Tel 867-0618, 867-0625, Fax 33-8654
email: citma@ceniai.inf.cu

Capital City: 
Havana
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 99.59999999999999 99.59999999999999 98.2 97 97 98.90000000000001 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 27.6 27.6 27.6 36 36 36 36 36 43.2 43.2 43.2 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) 99.8 99.8 World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 6,554 6,656 6,654 6,638 6,528 6,637 6,630 6,620 6,600 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 24,350 24,906 25,462 26,018 26,574 27,130 27,686 28,242 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 22.17 22.68 23.19 23.69 24.2 24.7 25.21 25.72 World Bank
Category: Tourism
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
International tourism receipts (% of total exports) 1,948 1,840 1,769 1,999 2,114 2,399 2,404 Development Data Group, The World Bank. 2008. 2008 World Development Indicators Online. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/U0FSM7AQ40.
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 11,086,800 11,113,700 11,138,900 11,161,400 11,179,800 11,193,200 11,201,100 11,204,400 11,204,700 11,204,200 World Bank
Population annual growth 0.256027 0.241742 0.226392 0.202365 0.164986 0.119277 0.0707769 0.0296444 0.0026507 0.00495339 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 65 53 53 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) World Bank
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) 12 12 13 13 13 12 13 14 World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) 3,098 3,157 2,579 2,248 2,084 1,586 1,391 1,300 World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) 72.45 71.54000000000001 74.69 77.42 78.53 83.20999999999999 85.81999999999999 86.77 World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 26,039 25,453 26,091 25,453 24,936 25,020 26,032 27,055 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 90 92 94 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 2.69 4.34 4.42 4.42 4.42 4.42 4.42 4.42 4.42 4.42 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Cuba Primera comunicación nacional a la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático. Strategy Description 2001
NBSAP - Cuba IV INFORME NACIONAL AL CONVENIO SOBRE LA DIVERSIDAD BIOLÓGICA Strategy Description 2009
NSDS - Cuba
01 Jun 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
1 June 2012: Forty negotiators from CARIFORUM countries, which include Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member States, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, took part in a training workshop to better represent their national and regional interests in negotiations involving multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). The workshop, which took place in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, from 28 May – 1 June 2012, was organized by the CARICOM Secretariat with support from the UN Environment...
30 May 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
29 May 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has released the May issue of its Update on carbon finance activities undertaken under the “Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries Project.” Activities highlighted include: the redefinition of the institutional framework for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Cuba; and an update on activities in the Pacific region. According to UNEP, Cuba has...
24 May 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
21 May 2012: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has published a report that examines the vulnerability and exposure to climate change of the 72,182 km coastline of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The report looks at individual five km long, 20 km wide strips of LAC coastline, analyzing the physical, socioeconomic and ecological characteristics of coastal zones according to variables such as land type and use, crop areas or ecosystem zones, population...
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