Not just the lungs of the world: Lessons from Yasuni ITT

anclas 22 October 2011

Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and School of Archaeology and Anthropology present:

Not just the lungs of the world: Lessons from Yasuni ITT

26 October 2011 – 6pm – 8pmManning Clark Centre Theatre 3, ANU

This seminar focuses on the global common good embodied in the Yasuni National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Although much of the popular debate about the Yasuni ITT Initiative revolves around the reduction of CO2 emissions, the most valuable aspect is the protection of the area’s biodiversity and the upholding of the rights of Indigenous peoples. Taking this perspective moves the global community toward a system of accountability for all environmental degradation.

The seminar will include short presentations on:
• – Biodiversity, climate change and vector-borne disease
• – Pharmaceuticals and the Amazonian rainforest
• – Amazonian animism and
• – Mining rights and drilling in the Amazon
• – Biodiversity’s essential links to global physical and social health
• – Key global players, bio-security and Gaia Theory
• – Human rights, environmental justice and health

More details on the seminar and speakers will be posted over the coming weeks.

Light food and beverages will be provided. Free admission.

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