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?

Discussant: TBC

  • 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.

17:30 Reception

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.

05 May
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