Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals nº 130

Political ecology and human rights in Latin America: one planet, various disputes

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Sandra Hincapié (coord.)

Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 130
Quadrimestral (January-April 2022)
ISSN:1133-6595 E-ISSN:2013-035X

The established global patterns of appropriating and distributing natural resources are called into question by the current international context of climate change, energy transition and geopolitics. Placing the spotlight on Latin America, issue 130 of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals analyses various instances of ongoing socio-environmental conflict in protected natural areas (PNA) and their effects on human rights. It examines specific dynamics that have become Gordian knots that involve agents, actors and processes on multiple scales. It is crucial to understand these phenomena, including their contradictions and risks, because these strategic spaces and the ancestral lands of ethnic communities, which are subject to ecological protection, contain important deposits of minerals, energy sources and raw materials that are at the centre of contemporary global disputes.


Publication content

Sandra Hincapié
Introduction: Political ecology and human rights in Latin America

Sandra Hincapié
Global environmental governance, human rights and socio-state capacities in Latin America

Cristiana Losekann
Transnational legal mobilisation: the case of the Mariana and Doce River mining disaster in Brazil

Oscar Campanini Gonzales
Extractivism in Bolivia: spillover effects and impacts on national protected areas

Andrés Gómez Rey, Gloria Amparo Rodríguez and Álvaro José Henao Mera
Law and environmental conflicts: the situation in Colombia’s Ciénega Grande de Santa Marta

Juan Carlos Ruiz Molleda and Olga Cristina del Rocío Gavancho León
“Transfer of use rights” as a mechanism for the territorial dispossession of native communities in Peru

Annelise Caetano Fraga Fernandez
When the beauty is the city: protected natural areas in Rio de Janeiro

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