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South America: Public debt forgiveness for Amazon conservation

The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, and its care and permanence are considered key to avoiding the most catastrophic effects of climate change.

On Monday, September 5, Indigenous groups from the Amazon basin called on financial institutions to forgive the sovereign debt of South American nations that manage the Amazon rainforest in exchange for commitments to protect the environment.

The call comes from a report led by "Coica," an organization of indigenous groups . . .

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