Jeff Bezos, founder and president of the Bezos Land Fund, and Lauren Sánchez, vice president of the Foundation, visited Colombia on Thursday.
At the meeting, the national government wanted to take charge of the negotiations To achieve this level of integration, it aims to protect 30 percent of the land and sea and protect Amazon’s biodiversity.
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Duke and Bezos have met on several previous occasions, one in Washington and the other in COP-26 in Glasgow in 2021.
On this third occasion, Bezos and members of the delegation visited President Serania de Chiribikete National Park with President Ivan Duke, arguing that nature should be given to our planet and its effects. The work done to combat climate change and with the community through the payment of environmental services, green businesses, environmental education and the payment of conservation contracts.
During the visit, Duke demonstrated some security measures and highlighted the challenges facing the country in these areas.
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The implication is that the initiative to mobilize resources in the protected areas is to prevent damage, destruction and that farmers can participate in all of what is now known as contracts. A statement from the National Government stated that “Conservation or natural-based solutions may be used to pay for environmental protection.”
According to Ivan Duke, Bezos “was interested in supporting a number of climate change policies and protected areas in our country.” And this demand contributes to the goal of significantly reducing emissions by 2030 and 2050.
Bezos, on the other hand, reaffirmed its commitment to the 30 × 30 Strategic Goal, a major focus of biodiversity funding.
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The initiative is aimed at promoting ‘Zero Road’, achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 51% and promoting marine and terrestrial conservation by 30%. A.D. Eight years ago, in 2022, he agreed on a 30 × 30 global goal.
Why in Chiribiquete Park?
The park covers an area of 4,268,095 hectares in the Amazon region of Colombia, particularly in the Keketa and Guwaviar regions.
Chiribet has 960 species of animals, 82 mammals, 492 birds, 60 reptiles, 57 amphibians, 60 fish, 209 butterflies, and more than 2,000 distinct plant species.
It is the largest protected area in the country and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is a biological corridor in the heart of the Amazon River in Colombia and a vital link for the protection of the Andes, Oreno, and Amazon.
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