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The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, highlighted on Monday the need for his Government, institutions and Peruvians to work together in the care and conservation of the environment to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of the population. in sequence:

Peru sues Repsol for 4,500 million dollars for oil spill

As part of the award ceremony for the Antonio Brack Egg National Environmental Award – Bicentennial Edition, the president stressed that “protecting nature and biodiversity is an environmental obligation and a responsibility of the Government”; while he assured that “there will not be a step back in this task.”

The head of state alluded to the urgency of combating the overexploitation of resources, environmental degradation, water scarcity and natural disasters, for which efficient risk management is promoted; and other actions such as the signing of a declaration against plastic pollution, and limiting global warming.

President Pedro Castillo: “Peru is a megadiverse country that has people who promote innovative solutions in favor of the environment. Together we will work to develop sustainable opportunities that improve the living conditions of Peruvians.”#AlwaysWithThePeople

– Presidency of Peru ���� (@presidenciaperu)
May 16, 2022

He detailed that through the Ministry of the Environment, he specified, 130 native communities are monitored in order to conserve 1,500,000 hectares of Amazonian forests; while promoting a strategy aimed at reducing deforestation and which includes 255 enterprises in 145 communities.

He deepened that other projects for the sustainable use of forests are also being undertaken in the Ucayali region; as well as revealed the existence of 17 clean production agreements, which seek to move towards a circular economy.

And he added that attention is paid to 40 priority cases of socio-environmental conflicts, for which technological proposals are promoted in dialogue tables.

On the other hand, regarding the oil spill that occurred in the Ventanilla Sea, north of Lima, and the responsibility of the Spanish company Repsol, Castillo said that the company “must compensate all affected families accordingly.”

In this sense, he pointed out that the Ministry of the Environment was given precise guidelines to supervise the cleaning of the ecosystem, and ensure the compensation of all those damaged.

A statement issued by Repsol last Saturday indicates that since the oil spill occurred, the company has paid more than 29 million soles (7.8 million dollars) to affected families; as part of a global amount of economic aid and cleaning work amounting to 150 million dollars.

Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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