Rivers of Peace: The rights of nature, biodiversity conservation and peacebuilding in Chocó, Colombia
In-person panel discussion
In this panel, we explore how agendas of natural habitat restoration and biodiversity protection may be interwoven with peacebuilding efforts and issues of socio-environmental justice. The panel speaks directly to the UK COP26 Presidency campaign theme of safeguarding and restoring natural habitats and ecosystems to preserve the planet’s biodiversity. It will introduce attendees to debates around cutting-edge socio-legal innovations on biocultural rights and the rights of nature. We localise international environmental debates in the context of Chocó, where demand for gold fuels armed conflict and the destruction of the environment. These global forces not only hold catastrophic consequences for the planet’s biodiversity and ecosystems, they threaten the survival of Afro and indigenous communities in Chocó.
- Mo Hume – Professor of Latin American Politics, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
- Maryury Mosquera – Secretary of the Technical Committee of The Guardians of the Atrato
- Viviana Gonzalez – Lawyer at SIEMBRA, Colombia
- Alejandro Perez – Programme Manager at Caritas Colombia
- Martha Rubiano – Secretary-General of Caritas Norway
Audio Visual Exhibition
Thursday 4 November, All Day, COP26 Green Zone, Glasgow Science Centre
Further details coming soon.
Part of the COP26 activities at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow