Debt-for-Nature Swaps

November 1988
Futurist;Nov/Dec88, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p43
Discusses how many developing countries are using debt-for-nature swaps to help end tropical deforestation and to help relieve their debt. Efforts of conservation agencies to work to redeem a portion of debt belonging to a developing country; Consideration of the biological diversity in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, and Mexico; Reference to how economic productivity has been impacted by the destruction of natural resources in developing countries; How debt-for-nature swaps involve the acquisition of debt by conservative organizations at a discount; Focus on how one dollar of acquired debt can yield the equivalent of several dollars' worth of local currency.


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