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

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

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Wednesday November 07, 2012 11:35author by Latin American Solidarity Centre - LASCauthor email info at lasc dot ieauthor address www.lasc.ieauthor phone +353-1-6760435 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.


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, Dublin

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