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DCS #13 Marco Cerezo and Karen Aguilar of FUNDAECO

Published: 08 Dec 2023

Last Updated: 19 May 2024

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In this episode of Developing Carbon Stories, we speak with Marco Cerezo, CEO of Guatemalan NGO FUNDAECO, and Karen Aguilar, FUNDAECO’s Institutional Development Manager. FUNDAECO is an ecologic nonprofit organisation which has been working for 33 years to protect and conserve various biodiversity-rich rainforests in Guatemala.

In our wide-ranging conversation we discuss FUNDAECO’s flagship REDD+ carbon project, Conservation Coast, find out how it works to stop deforestation, explore how Marco and Karen think carbon markets might change in the future, and find out what their hopes are for the conclusion of this year’s COP28 climate summit.

You can find out more about FUNDAECO’s women’s programme in this video.

See exactly what the Conservation Coast ecosystem looks like in this video.

Conservation Coast was selected as an NCS in Action winner by the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance. Find out more here.

Find out more about FUNDAECO here.

Read Abatable’s blog article on why El Niño offers us a reminder to turn the tide on deforestation here.

Episode hosted by Daniel Fisher, Origination Manager at Abatable.

Episode produced by Marc Height, Content Manager at Abatable.

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