IX Environment & Development Conference in Cuba/CITMA new

IX International Conference on the Environment and Development
July 8 – 12, 2013
Palace of Conventions, Havana, CUBA
"Urge a major change for the future we want!"

The Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), together with other national and international agencies and organizations, is pleased to invite researchers, educators, specialists, managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, producers and other people around the world working for the sustainability of our planet, to participate in the IX International Conference on Environment and Development to be held  July 8 – 12, 2013, in the Palace of Conventions in Havana, Cuba.

This biannual international conference, originally convened in 1997,  will be held one year after the Rio +20 Summit and therefore its main objectives are:  promoting the integration and implementation of the protocols recommended  in the final document of the Summit and and analyzing what remains to be done.

The theme of the event "Urge a major change for the future we want," calls the need to build more just societies, establish a more equitable international order based on respect for the rights of all, ensure sustainable development of nations, especially those of the South, and to put the progress of science and technology in the service of saving the planet and of human dignity.

Our goals are the promotion of cooperation between countries, the exchange of experiences and sustainable practices, knowledge transfer, assurance of our commitment to sustainable development and the promotion of  future economic, social and environmentally sustainable development for present and future generations. Similarly, be an ideal place to assess the progress of the link between science and policy and new ways of building capacity.

The IX Conference on Environment and Development is organized into conferences and seminars covering various current environmental issues of paramount concern.  The Congress issues are:  Climate Change, Environmental Education, Protected Areas, Environmental Management, Management of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Environmental Policy and Law, and four Symposia: Environmental Management, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Regulation, and Transportation and Environment.

In addition, experts of national and international renown will deliver a series of lectures.  Panel discussions will be developed on priority environmental issues.

As in previous years, an Exhibition Fair on Technologies, Environmental Projects and Experiences will also be held.

The Organizing Committee of the Conference reiterates the invitation to your professional contributions to ensuring achievement of common goals in a spirit of friendship and solidarity.

We hope to see you there.


Dr. Gisela Alonso Dominguez
Organizing Committee Chair



  • III Congress on Climate Change
  • III Congress on Climate Change
  • IV Congress on Ecosystem Management and Biodiveristy
  • IX Congress on Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
  • VIII Congress on Protected Areas
  • VI Congress on Environmental Management
  • I Congress on Policy, Environmental Law and Justice
  • III Symposium on Environmental Management
  • I Colloquim on Sustainable Land Management
  • I Colloquim on Environmental Regulation
  • I Colloquim on Transportation and the Environment

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