Ecuador: Yasuni and the New Economics of Climate Change

CNN: Yasuní is both a place and a metaphor. The place is a UNESCO Biopshere Reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon where two indigenous communities, the Tagaeri and the Taromenane, live in voluntary isolation. Below the biosphere lie the oil fields Isphingo, Tambococha and Tiputini, abbreviated to ITT. Yasuní the metaphor is the initiative for paying to keep that oil underground and leave the biological and cultural diversity undisturbed. Upon learning of just these bare-bone ......

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