WWF Session

Connecting the Dots on Conflict, Environmental Degradation, and Climate Change in the Colombian Amazon
30 September, 3-4 pm CET / 9-10 am EST

This event launched and discussed the findings of the first report connecting conflict dynamics, environmental degradation, and climate change in the Colombian Amazon, published by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF).

The report was produced in close cooperation with six Colombian NGOs and National Parks. It analysed how the conflict developments after the signing of the Peace Accords drive deforestation and natural resource exploitation in the Amazon region, why the governmental responses were not able to resolve this multidimensional crisis, and how this threatens environmental defenders and local communities. The panel presented and discussed the multidimensional roadmap of possible short- and long-term solutions, highlighting existing good practice of protecting people and ecosystems that needs to be strengthened. It also focused on the role that international actors can play to support this.

Watch the complete session here.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Alexander Bocanegra, President, Indigenous Community San Vicente del Caguán
  • Rodrigo Botero, Director, Fundación Conservación y Desarrollo Sostenible
  • Juan Garzon, Research Associate, Fundación Ideas para la Paz
  • Julia Gorricho, Project Manager South America, WWF Germany
  • Lukas Rüttinger, Senior Advisor, adelphi