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We are proud to announce that ESI has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Colombia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Minciencias), with the aim of launching a collaboration centered on sustainable economic activity within biodiverse regions. This partnership reflects the strong synergy between Minciencias’ interest in providing economic opportunity to Colombian communities while addressing planetary environmental challenges, and the goals and strategies of ESI’s Natural Climate Solutions Program.
The collaboration envisions a broad analysis of the environmental burden of current economic activities within biodiverse regions of Colombia, which may give rise to new research and educational opportunities and ideas for sustainable businesses and innovations. Among other ideas, it contemplates:
We are tremendously excited to build on our productive relationship with Minciencias, and to deliver on the promise of the bioeconomy to secure the world’s most important reserves of biodiversity while providing economic growth and security to historically marginalized peoples.
You can read Minciencias’ announcement of the memorandum of understanding (in Spanish) on their website.