Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
Context: Recently, the two-day meeting of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) began in Belem, Brazil. More on News:
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- The member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) failed to agree on the goal to protect the amazon rainforest.
- Colombia had proposed that 80 percent of the Amazon should be protected from deforestation and degradation by 2025 but did not find support from all the members.
- ACTO is an intergovernmental organization aimed at the promotion of sustainable development of the Amazon Basin.
- Member Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
- ACTO is an example of the only socio-environmental block in Latin America.
- 2004: ACTO was responsible for the Manaus Declaration, a treaty designed to coordinate the development of approximately 2.9 million square miles of rainforest.
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