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Prince calls for rainforest bills

Date : 3rd November 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Prince Charles has called for rich countries to pay an annual "utility bill" for the benefits given to the world by its rainforests. Speaking in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, the prince called rainforests the "world's greatest public utility". They act as an air conditioner, store fresh water and provide work, he said. The proposal by the Prince's Rainforest Project would generate funds allowing rainforest countries to change their practices and halt deforestation. The Prince of Wales outlined the plan in a speech to the Indonesian President, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and his cabinet in Jakarta.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7705826.stm





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