Upcoming Event - 14th RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change: Extractive Industry, Communities and Territorial Rights - Implications for poverty reduction and climate change, 21-22 March 2013

Upcoming Event - 14th RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change: Extractive Industry, Communities and Territorial Rights - Implications for poverty reduction and climate change, 21-22 March 2013

The fourteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change will take place on 21-22 March 2013 at Centro de Convenciones COMPENSAR in Bogotá, Colombia, in collaboration with Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, 

This RRI Latin America Dialogue on extractive industry, communities, and territorial rights offers a space to constructively evaluate the nature of the relationship between these themes, and to identify innovative ways for civil society, the private sector, NGOs, and governments to discuss common approaches for addressing the risks and opportunities that the extractive industry presents to the well-being of sustainability of forests and forest dwellers.

The Dialogue will address the following themes: the boom in the extractive industry in Latin America: trends and opportunities ; the environmental, economic and social potential of mining; links between extractive industries and climate change, forest and collective rights policies; mechanisms for the promotion of forest rights; and new foci and lessons learned to promote positive changes.

To attend, please sign up here

The event will also be webcast live in English and Spanish. More details will be available here.  

Contact Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad for questions

Confirmed Speakers

Adalberto Padilla, Social Equity Programme, UICN, Honduras

Alfredo Viteri, Coordinator, Consejo Nacionalidad Kichwa de Pastaza, Ecuador 

Alejandra Martin, Manager, Advisory Services, BSR

Amanda Romero, Latin America & Caribbean Researcher & Representative, Business and Human Rights Center  

Astrid Ulloa Cubillos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia 

Augusta Molnar, Senior Director, Country & Regional Programs, RRI 

Biviany Rojas, Lawyer, Instituto Socioambiental, Brazil

Carlos Loret de Mola, Independent consultant, Peru 

Eduardo Chaparro Avila, Executive director, Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia  

Esperanza Martínez, Founder, Acción Ecológica, Ecuador 

Gloria Amparo Rodríguez, Professor and Researcher, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 

Guillermo Rudas, Consultant, Consejo Nacional de Planeación, Colombia 

Hugo Cabieses, Former Vice Minister of Environment, Peru 

Humberto Campodónico, Former President, PetroPeru, Peru 

José Absalón Suárez, Territory and environment coordinator, Proceso de Comunidades Negras, Colombia 

Margarita Benavides, Independent consultant, Peru 

Margarita Florez Alonso, Executive Director, Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, Colombia 

Sofía Alejandra Rincón Bermudez, Sector Policy Analyst, WWF Colombia 

Tom Griffiths, Coordinator, Responsible Finance Programme, Forest Peoples Programme