Rethinking Amazon sustainability from an ontological and epistemological justice perspective

Political Ecology seminar with Dr Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue
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Dr Cristina Aoki Inoue
Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment and co-coordinator of the Radboud Centre for Sustainability Challenges Find out more about Cristina Aoki Inoue
Tuesday 5 Dec 2023, 13:00 - 14:00
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Room 4.39 and Zoom
International Institute of Social Studies
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Cristina Inoue

In this seminar organized by the Political Ecology research group, Dr Cristina Inoue will discuss alternative approaches to sustainability in the Amazon.

The triple planetary crisis - combining climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution - is coupled with the 'great inequalities' of wealth, income, gender, race and access to public services. However, the political-economic system that brought us here has only provided tech-fixes and compromrises.

Listening to voices from many worlds could be one of the pathways to a safe and just planet for humans and the more-than-humans. This seminar aims to put Amazonia at the centre of this endeavor.  

About the speaker

Cristina Inoue's research focuses on global environmental governance/politics and socioenvironmentalism in the Brazilian Amazon. She is particularly interested in the interplay of networks of actors, power relations, justice and governance institutions that either have negative socio-environmental impacts on the local peoples, the forest, biodiversity and global climate or offer alternatives/resistance to predatory development models.

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Master in Development Studies: Learn about the most recent theories and debates and how to apply these to practical issues of development and social change.
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