Environmental Initiative Touted in Italy

June 29, 2007

ROME, Italy – Vice-Minister of Environment and Energy Jorge Rodríguez this week presented to the Italian government Costa Rica’s “Peace with Nature” initiative to protect the environment.

President Oscar Arias inaugurated this initiative by presenting a document stating the country’s intention to become “neutral in terms of carbon emissions, expand natural reserves and their conservation,” Rodríguez explained.

The vice-minister spoke Monday during a press conference on the environment held at ModenaUniversity in northern Italy, explaining that Peace with Nature is an “invitation” to the rest of the world to take action in defending the environment.

The organizers of the conference reported that the Italian provinces of Modena and Ferrara, as well as several companies and organizations, are taking on “innovative initiatives”modeled after Costa Rica’s National Forest Financing Fund (FONAFIFO).

 

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