SAN SALVADOR, September 13 (EFE).- The United Kingdom will support El Salvador financially to implement an ecosystem conservation and sustainable development project as a way to counter the effects of the climate crisis in the area known as El Treviño, according to the World Health Organization. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The source explained in a statement that the governments of El Salvador and the United Kingdom concluded a memorandum of understanding that “will enable the two parties to unify efforts and work together in favor of environmental preservation and sustainable development.”
The alliance, according to the Foreign Office, “confirms the inclusion” of the Central American country in the British government’s new Biodiversity Landscape Fund, in which $25 million (23.29 million euros) is expected to be invested. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize until 2029.
Councilor Alexandra Hill noted that through the Biodiversity Landscape Fund “we will strengthen national action on reducing poverty, biodiversity loss and the resulting impact of the climate crisis, an issue that concerns not only our region.” But for the entire global sphere.
He noted that the project will be implemented in the El Treviño region, in the northwestern part of the country, where “strategies to protect and restore landscapes, promote and protect biodiversity, and agricultural practices that reduce poverty and “strengthen” sustainable livelihoods” for the inhabitants of the important natural reserve are being developed. Which El Salvador shares with Guatemala and Honduras.
The British Ambassador to El Salvador, David Lilliot, said, according to the source, that the Fund will support the country in complying with international obligations, such as the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Treviño region has an area of approximately 7,500 square kilometres, is inhabited by more than 1 million people – more than 50% women – and consists of more than 40 municipalities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the countries that make up the region. The so-called Northern Triangle of Central America. Evie