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Petro spoke with EU ambassadors about peace and environment

Petro spoke with EU ambassadors about peace and environment

Bogota, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro on Tuesday met with the ambassadors of the European Union (EU), with whom he discussed issues such as peace and the environment.
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At the end of the meeting, Petro stressed that they discussed the climate crisis and the location of this South American nation next to the Amazon jungle, which absorbs a large amount of CO2 and has one of the largest deposits of coal and oil.

In this sense, he proposed a compensation fund so that countries with energy generation based on fossil fuel extraction can contribute to enable Colombia to suspend this form of energy production.

In his government program, Petro points out that for Colombia to be a World Power for Life, it is necessary to carry out deep transformations in order to face the emergency due to climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

“This implies moving towards a productive economy based on respect for nature, leaving behind the exclusive dependence on the extraction model.” .

For this, it is urgent to democratize the use of clean energy to generate national capacities that allow us to face the effects of climate change and thereby contribute to overcoming the global environmental crisis that puts life and the survival of the human species at stake, he added.

In another moment of the conversation with the EU experts this morning, the elected leader who represents alternative forces said that there will be a fruitful dialogue about peace between Colombia and Europe.

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