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An Inextricable Link: Climate Change and Human Rights in Latin America

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25 March 2015, 09:00 - 19:30

Room G22/26 (Ground Floor)

Venue Details:

Senate House, South Block
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU 




Speakers Abstract:

Organised by the HRC in collaboration with Latin America Bureau

Supported by the Society for Latin American Studies

09.15 – 10.15       Registration and Tea/Coffee

10.15 – 10.30       Welcome

                           Professor Linda Newson, Director, Institute of Latin American Studies

                           Dr Malayna Raftopoulos, Human Rights Consortium

                           Nick Caistor, Latin American Bureau

10.30 - 12.30        Panel One: Why is Climate Change a Human Rights Issue?       

                           Chaired by Dr Malayna Raftopoulos

                           Martin Crook (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

                           Dr David Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative)

                           Dr Charles Palmer (LSE)

                           Shanta Martin (Leigh Day)

12.30 – 13.30       Lunch

13.30 – 15.15       Workshop session: Media responses and reporting climate change

                           Javier Farje (Journalist at Hispan TV and trainer with one World Media)

                           Sue Branford (Latin America Bureau)

                           Nick Caistor (Latin America Bureau)

15.15 – 15.45       Tea/coffee break

15.45 – 17.45       Panel Three: Community Responses to Climate Change in Latin America

                           Chaired by Sue Branford                 

                           Professor Mark Pelling (King’s College London): When integrated develop-ment

                           works - climate change adaptation and pro-poor development in Santo Domingo,

                           Dominican Republic

                           Marieke Riethof (University of Liverpool)

                           Dan Baron Cohen (University of the Rivers)

17.45 – 18.30       Closing remarks and conclusions from Javier Farje (Journalist at Hispan TV and train-er   with one World Media)

18.30 - 19.30        Reception


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