Post-growth perspectives on biodiversity conservation

On August 23rd 2021, University of Amsterdam presents the 'Post-growth perpectives on biodiversity conservation' symposium as a pre-event to the '8th International Degrowth Conference' 24—28 August 2021 (The Hague, NL)

Participation in the symposium is free, but registration is required for access to Zoom at postgrowth.uva@gmail.com 

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Invited speakers

James R. Allan

University of Amsterdam

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Ashish Kothari

 Kalpavriksh

former World Commission on Protected Areas

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Iago Otero Armengol

Program

9.00 – 9.10:       Welcome by organizing committee 

                          Carmen Capendale, Crelis Rammelt, Kenneth Rijsdijk, and Joeri Sol 

9.10 – 9.55:       Keynote 1

                           Iago Otero Armengol

                           Conservation and transformation

9.55 – 10.00     Break 

10.00 – 11.00   Contributed paper presentations 1

                          Sophus zu Ermgassen (University of Kent)

                          Infrastructure for all within planetary boundaries 

                          Sietze Norder (Leiden University)

                          Anticipated postgrowth effects on insular biodiversity:   An Island Perspective. 

                         Vanessa Lambrecht (Het Grote Midden Oosten Platform):

                         The challenge for Western actors to be inclusive in de-growth actions and working for

                         environmental justice, and ensuring participation from the MENA region 

11.05 – 11.50  Keynote 2

                         James Allan 

                         Mapping global priorities for biodiversity conservation. Can we link these to postgrowth?

11.50 – 12.00  Break  

12.00 – 13:00  Contributed workshop 

                         Fiore Longo (Survival International), Francis Shomet Naingisa (Maasai elder), and

                         Carola Rackete (#NatureNeedsJustice Campaign)

 

                         Decolonizing conservation to provide biodiversity justice

13:00 – 14:00  Lunchbreak

14.00 – 14.40  Contributed paper presentations 2   

                         Joeri Sol (University of Amsterdam); to replace Jack Sykes 

                         Development, economic growth, and species endangerment 

                        Jocelyne Sze (University of Sheffield) and Emiel de Lange (University of Edinburgh)

                        Conservation Basic Income as a progressive policy mechanism 

14.40 – 14.50 Break 

14.50 – 15.30 Contributed paper presentations 3 

 

                        Donnie Maclurcan (Post Growth Institute); to replace Sharona Jurgens 

                        What our bodies intuitively know about the crossover between economies and ecosystems

                        Gustavo Perez Verdin (Instituto Politecnico Nacional, CIIDIR Durango)

                        Effects of a payment for ecosystem services program in communicty forests in northern

                        Mexico 

15.30 – 15.45 Break 

15.45 – 16.45  Keynote 3

                        Ashish Kothari

                        Ecoswaraj: Radical Ecological Democracy Towards Justice and Sustainability

16.45 – 17.00 Closing words by organizing committee

                        Carmen Capendale, Crelis Rammelt, Kenneth Rijsdijk, and Joeri Sol 

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