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Farmers work in a sugar cane crop, on April 29, 2021 in Madruga, Mayabeque (Cuba). Photo: Ernesto Mastrascusa/EFE/Archive.

UN adopts Cuban resolution on circular economy in sugar cane

The draft resolution presented by Cuba on the application of the circular economy in sugar cane was adopted this Friday by the United Nations Environment Assembly. Under the title “Circularity of a resilient and low-carbon sugarcane agroindustry,” the document, co-sponsored by Brazil, addresses the loss of biodiversity, soil degradation and pollution, as well as a source of food, raw materials, biomaterials and bioenergy, Prensa Latina (PL) reported. This is the first time in history that Cuba has presented a draft resolution before the United Nations Environment Assembly. With this step, the island invites member States with sugarcane agroindustries to integrate circular economy approaches into their respective national strategies. Likewise, adds PL, it calls for exploring and developing partnership initiatives, in cooperation with the private sector and other actors, focused on supporting the implementation of these actions. The approval of the Cuban resolution is considered one of the most important milestones achieved at the international level in the area of competence of the organization. To try to revive the island’s depressed sugar industry, Cuba and Ethiopia agreed at the beginning of this year to collaborate in development, research, production and technical assistance in that sector. The agreement seeks to improve...

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