Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Workshop and Panel | Climate Justice and Extractive Economic Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Climate Justice and Extractive Economic Policies in LAC event poster.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Hybrid Event - Joukowsky Forum (111 Thayer Street) and via Webinar.
Registration Required for webinar. 

Register to view "Fly Me to the Moon" between March 4-6, 2023. 

About the Event
Join us for a hybrid conference on climate justice and extractive economic policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, part of the 2022-2023 lectureship that CLACS is organizing with the support of the Dean of the Faculty's Office.

See the event program below. 

Event Program
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Fly Me to the Moon 
Patsy Lewis (CLACS Director) in conversation with filmmaker Esther Figueroa

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. | Panel 1: Extractivist Sectors and Challenges of Alternative Energy
Chair: Luis Martin Valdiviezo Arista
"Can the Energy Transition be Fair? The Politics of Extraction in South America’s Lithium Triangle"| Richard Synder and Lucas Gonzalez  
“Dishing the Dirt on Bauxite Mining in the Caribbean” | Mimi Sheller  
"Ecosystem Restoration and Climate Justice: Alternative Imaginings in an Era of Climate Change" | Danielle Nembhard 
“Defending the defenders: How the politics of consent can restore our world” | Manuela Picq 

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch break

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Panel 2: Climate Adaptation: Alternative Strategies and Perspectives
Chair: Macarena Gomez-Barris
"Beyond illegality: Accumulation and Stigma in the Amazonian borders" | Deborah Delgado 
"The frontiers of carbon offsetting: international markets in Indigenous and campesino territories in Mexico" | Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre
"Food shortage in the wake of extractivism: How the climate and environmental impacts of extractive industries in the Rupununi leads to food insecurity" | Imaculata Kasimero
"Justice as Biogeochemical Governance: Multispecies Justice, Rights of Nature, and the Struggle over More-than-Human Sovereignty" | William San Martin