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UK Telegraph – Ecuador’s ‘Amazon bonds’: how to raise $3.6bn for doing nothing

Date: Aug 5, 2010

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The unusual deal is part of a new United Nations initiative to persuade energy-rich countries not to drill for oil and gas in environmentally sensitive areas. Ecuador has therefore agreed not to touch three oil fields in the Yasuni region of the Amazon for the next ten years, if rich countries buy enough ‘Amazon bonds’.

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