1st Latin American Congress of Environmental Conflicts and the Latin American Course of Political Ecology
October 28-31, 2014
The Environmental Conflicts are of increasing interest, not only for the affected community but also for several fields of public management and scientific research. They represent complex processes that stimulate a high social and institutional “productivity” and a growing density of social representations that result in the improvement of local community capacity to build imaginary territories and fight for them. At the same time, they push for the construction of collective knowledge (academic, social, institutional) related to the ecosystem functions and services.
With the attendance of the scientific community, social organizations, public and private sectors; and other stakeholders, this event is intended to become a space for interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial discussion. The Congress aims to foster a deep discussion of the issues that trigger environmental conflicts in Latin America and the rest of the world, in order to identify the opportunities to move towards sustainable territory management.
The course of Political Ecology will be held two days before the Congress, and will be taught by important researchers from Latin America and worldwide who will address the current theoretical and methodological approaches on the field of environmental conflicts.
Congress Location: Campus of the National University of General Sarmiento, Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
For more information visit: http://www.ungs.edu.ar/colca2014/?page_id=23&lang=en