A CONVERSATION WITH MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF COLOMBIA CARLOS EDUARDO CORREA - The Amazon rainforest – which makes up 35 percent of Colombia’s territory and is vital for stabilizing global climate – faces unprecedented threats, many exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deforestation, illegal mining, and wildfires are at an 11-year high, making Amazon protection an urgent call to action.
What are the hemispheric implications of deforestation and environmental degradation in Colombia’s Amazon region? How is Colombia working to prevent deforestation, promote sustainable forestation, and protect vital natural resources? Why is the fight against deforestation vital for security and sustainable development in Colombia?
This conversation is part of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Leaders of the Americas series, which spotlights prominent leaders in the Americas and provides first-hand insight and analysis on key opportunities, recent developments, and regional trends.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 07/15/2021