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Advancing Environmental Sustainability and Historic Preservation in Cuba

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Advancing Environmental Sustainability and Historic Preservation in Cuba

Cuba-U.S. Collaboration in a New Era of Change

Monday, June 4, 2018 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Cuba has developed differently from any other country in the Caribbean. Many of its natural ecosystems remain remarkably healthy, and the country’s cultural heritage remains authentic and largely intact. The efforts to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States by President Obama fueled dramatic growth in tourism and interest in investment on the island, sparking concern that Cuba now faced the same scale of pressures that have resulted in environmental and heritage degradation throughout the Caribbean. With the advent of the Trump presidency and chilling of relations, some of these pressures have waned, but likely only temporarily.

This public event explores opportunities for small-scale, collaborative initiatives to successfully advance environmental sustainability and historic preservation in Cuba during this period of political uncertainty. It includes the public release of a new report by Ocean Doctor and the Center for International Policy, A Century of Unsustainable Tourism in the Caribbean: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Cuba.

Speakers 

Introductory Remarks

  • Salih Booker, Executive Director, Center for International Policy
    Welcome
  • His Excellency Jose R. Cabañas Ph.D., Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
    Cuba-U.S. Collaboration in a Time of Change

  • Robert L. Muse, Law Offices of Robert Muse
    Opportunities to Advance Sustainability Under U.S. and Cuban Law 

Environmental Sustainability

Historic Preservation

  • Elizabeth Newhouse, Cuba Project Director, Center for International Policy (moderator)
    Can Havana Continue to be a Model for the Region?

  • Norma Barbacci, Preservation Consultants, LLC
    Opportunities for Preservation in Old Havana and Beyond

  • Kadir Lopez Nieves, Artist and Adolfo V. Nodal, Producer
    Havana Light Neon preservation project, Reconstruction of the historic Rex Duplex Theatre

Discussion and Questions

The Cuba-U.S. Sustainability Partnership (CUSP) is a project of the Center for International Policy, Ocean Doctor and Robert Muse & Associates, in consultation with Cuban governmental and nongovernmental agencies, to support Cuba’s efforts to chart a sustainable course in the face of political changes and economic pressures.


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Date:
June 4
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Organizers

Center for International Policy
Ocean Doctor

Venue

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Phone:
(202) 483-7600
Website:
http://carnegieendowment.org
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Details

Date:
June 4
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizers

Center for International Policy
Ocean Doctor

Venue

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(202) 483-7600
Website:
http://carnegieendowment.org