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Colombia: Swap debt for nature

Colombia will focus on combating heavy deforestation, tighten controls on the livestock and meat industries, and propose the cancellation of foreign debt in exchange for the restoration of nature.

It was announced by the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Susana Muhamad, on Friday, August 12. Deforestation in the jungles and forests of the South American country, among the most biodiverse in the world, increased by 1.5% in 2021 to 174,103 hectares, of which . . .

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