16th RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change: Investments, Communities and Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities

October 30 - October 30, 2014 Host Rights and Resources Initiative and the Instituto del Bien Común Lima Peru

The Dialogue will feature key stakeholders from diverse perspectives assessing the opportunities and challenges with respect to access, use and ownership of land and resources in the context of efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

Economic growth in Latin America in recent decades has been based on a production structure built around the extraction and the export of natural resources. Economic integration policies have increased domestic and foreign investment, and new areas for the exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources have been identified in order to expand and maintain the pace of economic growth.

The Dialogue will address the opportunities and challenges presented by these development policies, and the different strategies to ensure that the rights of Indigenous Peoples, ethnic minorities and peasant communities are enhanced and protected. Initiatives from governments, private sector, investors, and community-based organizations will be presented and discussed.

This event will be conducted in Spanish but simultaneous interpretation in English will be available on site. It will also be webcast live in English and Spanish.

Read more about the event here

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