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Belize to sell carbon credits worth millions

Thursday 17 Nov 22 10:30am

Belize is one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries, comprised of Creoles, Mayans, and Mennonites. Tourism is the primary economic driver, with people coming to snorkel in its clear ocean waters and enjoy its unblemished coral reefs. They also want to see the world’s largest population of jaguars and 800 species of birds. Agriculture is a money maker too, with the country selling bananas, citrus fruits, and sugar to world markets.

Its 450,000 people live on 22,000 square miles, made up of 60% tropical rainforests — the lifeblood of its indigenous population. Most of that is undisturbed land. Importantly, it is attracting the attention of corporations and national governments — those who want to invest in nature-based solutions to address climate change. Belize will sell 5.6 million tons of carbon credits by year-end

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