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Dublin - Event Notice
Wednesday November 14 2012
06:00 PM

The dire consequences of unsustainable natural resource governance: from Colombia to Ireland

category dublin | environment | event notice author Tuesday November 06, 2012 15:55author by LASC - LASCauthor email info at lasc dot ieauthor address 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2author phone 01-6760435 Report this post to the editors


The current economic model, based on the massive use of energy, is pushing more intensive forms of extractive activities which often have detrimental impacts on communities and the environment. This reality has lead to many cases of open conflict between local communities and multinational interests –with national governments sometimes opting for aiding economic interests with the use of public force against local communities in resistance. Speakers from Colombia and Ireland will address this tension and how communities organize to resist an unsustainable model.

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The dire consequences of unsustainable natural resource governance: from Colombia to Ireland

The current economic model, based on the massive use of energy, is pushing more intensive forms of extractive activities which often have detrimental impacts on communities and the environment. This reality has lead to many cases of open conflict between local communities and multinational interests –with national governments sometimes opting for aiding economic interests with the use of public force against local communities in resistance. Speakers from Colombia and Ireland will address this tension and how communities organize to resist an unsustainable model.

Speakers:

Argemiro Bailarín, Colombian Indigenous Leader
Richard Boyd Barrett, Dún Laoghaire TD
Danilo Rueda, Colombian Human Rights Defender
Louise Winstanley, Programme and advocacy manager ABColombia
Maura Harrington, Rossport Activist

Venue: Wynns Hotel , Lower Abbey Street
November 14th 18:00

Organises: Latin American Solidarity Centre

Related Link: http://www.lasc.ie
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