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Eden Project Colombia, South America

The Eden Project announced plans to open its first South American site in Colombia’s Meta region at an event held on the first day of the COP26 global summit.


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Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

Emerging from decades of war, scientists are rediscovering this incredible country’s huge library of environmental resilience. For the last four years, the Eden Project has been part of the GROW Colombia research collaboration leading their public engagement across three main research areas focusing on Natural Diversity, Agricultural Diversity and Socio Economics.

With help from us all, Colombia could become a model for the rest of the world to emulate, demonstrating that conserving biodiversity can bring scientific knowledge, economic prosperity, social equity and political stability.

President Iván Duque of Colombia

President Iván Duque of Colombia

“ The opportunity to bring such an influential and iconic institution as Eden Project to Colombia is testament to the work we have done to better understand and promote our outstanding biodiversity and sustainability, including pledging some of the most ambitious net zero carbon emission and net zero deforestation targets in the region. ”

Announced at COP26

The announcement of the first South American Eden Project was made at the Eden Project’s Pavilion at COP26, and was attended by dignitaries including:

· His Excellency President Iván Duque

· Lord (Zac) Goldsmith of Richmond Park, Minister for Pacific and the Environment

· Carlos Correa, Colombia’s Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development

· David Harland, Chief Executive of Eden Project International

· Hernando García, Director of the Humboldt Institute

· Colin Martin-Reynolds CMG, British Ambassador to Colombia

· Antonio José Ardila, Colombian Ambassador to the UK

The Eden Project International team will work alongside the Colombian Ministry of the Environment and the Humboldt Institute to establish how an Eden Project in the Meta region of Colombia might look, ensuring that it continues to embody the Eden ethos of highlighting the importance of the natural world. The process will include the early stages of site investigation and vision development, with the first phase expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

David Harland, Eden Project International Chief Executive

David Harland, Eden Project International Chief Executive

“ We are excited to start this journey of discovery together to explore the creation of an Eden Project for Colombia, and the high level attendees at today’s event reflects just how important this is for both countries. ”

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