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