President Raul Castro is not yet committed to attend.
Does your country have a Rio+20 preparatory committee?
Cuba is using existing institutions already within civil society. The National Control Group is primarily coordinated by the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment, Ministry of Education, and civil society (which includes representative committees addressing issues of agriculture, forestry, sustainability, women and children, etc.)
Has your country completed a sustainable development review?
Cuba is not conducting any new reviews specifically for Rio+20. The Ministries already do a constant revision of their programs, and the primary responsible ministry for Rio (and corresponding programs) will most likely come out of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment.
Is your country planning on announcing new initiatives at Rio?
Initiatives will concentrate on two themes, the green economy and a strengthened institutional framework.
What is your vision for success at Rio+20?
Cuba would like to see a document (written agreement) achieved that clearly defines the commitments of Rio, showing who has met their commitments and who hasn’t.
Cuba would like to see a renewal of country commitments and reconcile the needs of poor countries with the desires of rich countries.
Cuba does not want to see a commoditization of nature through new international instruments, because they believe these instruments are ways that wealthy countries can use to avoid their prior commitments.
Survey performed by a student from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Responses provided by a country delegate. For more information, visit the official Cuba page.