Posts Tagged ‘ Yasuni-ITT Initiative ’

Drilling to the End of the Earth: The Rights of Future Generations

Oct 15th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, The government of Ecuador, after failing to convince wealthy, industrialized countries to pay to leave oil in the ground, has now reversed course and approved drilling in Yasuní National Park, located in the Amazon rainforest. The revolutionary plan was originally hailed in 2007 as a potential model for a more sustainable/less
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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot? Oil Dependence vs. Nature

Aug 21st, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, Forget nature, as oil trumps conservation once again.  Last week, Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s president, announced the end of an innovative plan to protect one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, opting instead to allow drilling for oil. Known as the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, the plan called for permanently leaving more
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