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Environmental Issues: The Role of Society and Economy

06/04/2019 @ 11:00 - 17:30

€8.00 – €10.00


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How can we tackle the many environmental challenges of our world? Who and what needs to change to ensure a sustainable future? What is the role of local actors in addressing these issues?

The main theme of this one-day academic conference is to understand the socio-environmental challenges the world is facing, with a particular focus on the region of Latin America.

Tickets are limited. Prices are €8 for students and €10 for non-students, including lunch and goodiebag. Each participant can attend both lectures and can attend 2 out of 7 possible modules. Unfortunately, due to a limited amount of available spots in the modules, we cannot guarantee all preferences.

After registration the event will start with the first lecture by Lorenzo Pellegrini on “Community-based environmental monitoring in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon: technologies as instruments in the struggle for environmental justice”. The event will proceed with a lunch break and an information fair of local sustainable companies.

After lunch, the two rounds of modules begin. Participants can attend 2 of the 7 modules:
1) “Chinese capital and the question of development in Latin America and the Caribbean” by Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente
2) “Just a story of heroes and villains? The multi-dynamic politics framework for the analysis of socio-environmental conflicts” by Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
3) “Water management and sustainabilty” by Bert Palsma
4) “Youth movements concerning environmental issues” by Ivy de Bruijn of Che Amigos
5) “Fair Trade Cocaine, a humane and sustainable alternative” by Janneke Nijmeijer of Fairtrade Coke
6) “Latin America’s Global Voice” by Flor Gonzalez Correa
7) “The struggle for indigenous land, identity and environment in the Brazilian Amazon” by Seger Kersbergen

Fabio de Castro will close the event with his lecture on “Struggles over the Latin America Commons: Between Hegemony and Transformation”.


11:00 - 17:30
€8.00 – €10.00


Leiden University – Wijnhaven Campus
Turfmart 99
The Hague,


Latin America – Area Committee
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