Symposium on "The Amazon in Transition: Between Extractivism, Conservation and Climate Change"
The Universidad Central del Ecuador (UCE) and the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) Giessen, in the framework of the project “Social Impacts of Climate Change and Sustainability Innovations in Southern Africa and Northern South America” (NISANSA), invite the academic community, representatives of the public and private sector, as well as representatives of civil society to participate in the symposium ‘The Amazon in Transition: Between Extractivism, Conservation and Climate Change’. The symposium will be held at the MACCO Museum in Puerto Francisco de Orellana (El Coca), January 19-21, 2024.
This symposium seeks to create a space for dialogue on the nexus between the social impacts of climate change, the extractivism of (non-) renewable natural resources and a transition to a post-oil future. Topics of interest are: Extractive Dynamics in the Amazonian “El Dorado”; Conservation and Deforestation: The Amazon in the Global Spotlight; The Yasuní National Park and the Popular Consultation: What does it mean for Ecuador?; Climate Change: Research and Experiences in Ecuador; Green Extractivism? Mining and the Renewable Energy Boom; and Post-Oil Futures: Alternatives for the Amazon and Ecuador.
International Symposium on: "Natural Resources, Climate Change and Just Transition: Global Perspectives from Ecuador"
The Universidad Central del Ecuador (UCE) and the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) Giessen organized the international symposium “Natural Resources – Climate Change – Just Transition: Global Perspectives from Ecuador” which took place at the UCE campus in Quito from November 16 to 18, 2022. The symposium which was originally planned to be held in June 2022 had to be moved due to a national strike led by the indigenous and other social movements paralyzing the country for almost three weeks.
The academic community, representatives of the public and private sector, as well as social movements and representatives of civil society participated in the symposium. In total, over 900 people visited the different panels and roundtables over three days which made it an event full of fruitful discussions between researchers, students and stakeholders outside academia.