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Latin America in the Era of Sustainability: Questions at the Interface between Development and the Environment
10:00 Welcome and Introductory remarks
10:15-11:30 How do different values and trajectories shape present choices? How do people adapt to change?
Discussant: Dr Diego Sanchez-Ancochea (ODID and Latin American Centre)
- Alison Walsh (MPhil Latin American Centre): Coffee Producers Have Rights Too: Enhancing Job Security to Promote Alternative Crop Production in the Yungas of Bolivia
- Claudia Comberti (DPhil Geography): Climate Change Adaptation in the Bolivian Amazon, Past and Present: Indigenous Communities, Traditional Knowledge, and the Role of Ancient Cultural Landscapes in Present-day Adaptation and Development.
- Dafna Bitran (MSc Geography): Black or Green Gold? The Yasuni-ITT Initiative as an Alternative to Oil-Led Development in Ecuador
- Julie Dayot (DPhil ODID): Valuation Struggles in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Beyond Indigenous People’s Responses to Oil Extraction
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-13:00 What incentives work for conservation? What methods for understanding them?
- Emilio Travieso (DPhil ODID): Yomol A’tel: Economic, Social and Ecological Upgrading in Chiapas, Mexico
- Cecilia Larrosa et al. (Post-Doctoral Zoology): Restoring the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Harnessing Economic Incentives Derived from Asymmetric Information
- Jennifer Gooden (DPhil Geography): What Makes Conservation Appealing to Ranchers? Landowner Motivations for Participation in Conservation Programs
- Santiago Izquierdo Tort (DPhil ODID): Rules of Engagement: Payments for Environmental Services (PES) and Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) in the Lacandona Rainforest, México
13:00-14:00 Lunch (sandwiches will be provided)
14:00-15:30 How do actors negotiate conflicting interests? What are the implications?
Discussant: Claudia Comberti (Environmental Change Institute)
- Gus Greenstein (MPhil ODID): TBC
- Gerardo A. Torres Contreras (PhD Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University): The Politics of Wind Energy in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Wind, Land and Livelihoods
- Max Nathanson (MPhil ODID): The Dragon and the Good Life: Where China’s Going Out Policy and Ecuadorian Development Meet
- Elisa Schramm (MSc Geography): Eudemonic Biopolitics and Marketing as Co-optation Mechanisms of Buen Vivir in Ecuador
- Felipe Roa-Clavijo (DPhil ODID): Agrarian Negotiations in Colombia: Contested Visions of Food and Agriculture
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee breal
16:00 – 17:30 Keynote: "Natural Capital in the post-conflict era: greening the peace by promoting sustainable livelihoods in Colombia"
Speaker: Dr Mauricio Diazgranados, Research Leader, Diversity & Livelihoods. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Former scientific director of Bogota Botanical Garden.
Workshop organised by Felipe Roa-Clavijo, Santiago Izquierdo Tort, and Emilio Travieso, with the support of Prof Laura Rival and the Oxford Department of International Development.