The race to protect the Amazon – what does the future hold?

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The race to protect the Amazon – what does the future hold?

The aim of this event is to discuss how the changing political momentum in Colombia and Brazil is affecting the fate of the Amazon and the challenges that remain to protect the remaining rainforest areas.

What Webinar
When Nov 23, 2022 02:00 PM to
Nov 23, 2022 03:30 PM
Where Zoom
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The invited speakers will reflect on the meaning of political change in Brazil and Colombia for the environment and for local and indigenous peoples. In addition, we will hear about local initiatives that build opportunities for the diversification and improvement of livelihoods in Ecuador. The speakers will further discuss how Amazonian countries are addressing the destructive political legacies of the past and present. We invite all participants to discuss more sustainable futures for the Amazon and to what extent we all can support initiatives that transform destructive economic activities to become more environmentally friendly and socially just.

The event is held in English via zoom, register here.


14:00-14:05: Moderator Torsten Krause
Senior Lecturer Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS. Welcome, brief introduction, and presentation of the event and invited panelists.

Three panelists will present for 10 minutes followed by a 5 min Q&A

14:05 -14:20:
Mairon Bastos Lima, Research Fellow SEI and Trase: Forest Politics of Brazil.

14:20- 14:35
: Jesica López, PhD student CEC, Lund University: Bioeconomy strategies in the Colombian Amazon.

14:35-14:50: Wain Collen, CEO Aliados: Building sustainable futures with local communities in Ecuador.

14:50- 15:25: Discussion with panelists and participants

15:25-15:30: Concluding remarks and thanks


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