Friday, May 20, 2022

Colombia to bring Amazon deforestation rate to zero by 2020

(Photo: Ultrad.com)

The Colombian government has developed a program to reduce the deforestation rate in the Amazon region, which will be implemented if a peace agreement is reached with the FARC during the negotiations in Havana, Cuba, reported RCN Radio Monday.

The program, called Vision Amazon, aims to provide resource programs for environmental conservation of forest affected by illicit crops. Additionally, it seeks to reduce the rate of deforestation to zero by 2020, the Minister of the Environment Luz Sermiento.

- Advertisement -

“We intend in six years to have a zero deforestation in the Amazon region of Colombia,” said the minister.

The government and the FARC, Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, are negotiating an agreement to end half a century of armed conflict in Havana. Negotiators have reached two preliminary agreements on land and political participation.

Currently, the negotiations are addressing the issue of illicit crops, which has been part of the cause of deforestation in the Amazon due to the cultivation of coca, authorities told local media.

Deforestation has reached 69,500 hectares, spread across the southern states of Caqueta, Guaviare and Putumayo in Colombia. These regions have also been affected by high rates of armed attacks by guerrilla groups.

- Advertisement -

The program has received international support from European nations, accounting for $125 million donated by Germany, Norway and the UK.

“We believe this is an opportunity for post-conflict,” said Sermiento and added that these “are issues that may be discussed at the table” of negotiations in Havana.

Sources

The post Colombia to bring Amazon deforestation rate to zero by 2020 appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Rico
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of onlinemagazines that includes TodayColombia.com. Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, like him or leave him.There is no middle ground. No compromises, only a passion to present reality as he sees it!

Related Articles

Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory in Colombia

QCOLOMBIA - In the framework of the new decisions that the...

Nine tourists rejecred for not meeting the requirements to enter Colombia

QCOLOMBIA - On Tuesday, December 14, the measure that requires international...
- paying the bills -

MOST READ

- paying the bills -

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!