The Latin American Conference on Financialization of Nature will take place from August 24-27 in Belém do Pará, Brazil, gathering tens of representatives of social movements and organizations from several countries of the region and European guests. The Conference will start with visits to regions of Pará where privatization, commodification and financialization of nature advance, but also where the local communities are building their resistance and alternatives. Real World Radio will cover the Conference in the framework of a new edition of the work of the Social Movements Communications Convergence.
Thomas Fatheuer is a sociologist and former head of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Brazil. In his latest book, the New Economy of Nature (Nova Economia da Natureza) he exposes the recent process of “monetization” of nature, that supposedly aims to present solutions to the climate crisis. Thomas analyzed some aspects of the new economy of nature in his presentation during the opening ceremony of the Latin American Conference on Financialization of Nature. Read more
The Latin American Conference on Financialization of Nature that took place in Belem do Para, Brazil, contributed with the political building of tens of social movements and organizations of the region who have been working around this issue for several years. See gallery
From August 22-25, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) visited the Garifuna communities of Triunfo de la Cruz, in Tela, Atlantida department, and Punta Piedra, Colon department, due to the demands by the Black Honduran Organization (OFRANEH) submitted before the Inter-American Human Rights System about the territorial displacements against these communities. Read more
Ninawa Huni Kuin - Huni Kuin community, Acre, Brazil - "They call it a Plan of Life, but we know it is a REDD project; they have changed the name to deceive communities." Read more
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