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Gabon Signs Africa’s First 'Debt-for-Nature Swap'

Gabon Signs Africa’s First 'Debt-for-Nature Swap'
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Gabon signed off on one of Africa’s first debt-for-nature swaps — a deal expected to generate $163 million for marine conservation over 15 years while slashing its debt. Rebecca Ray, senior academic researcher with the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University tells VOA's Carol Van Dam Gabon knows it must invest in long-term sustainability.