Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies

Sustainability in Latin America

Are they innovating? What are the challenges? What should we do about it? What should the role of NGO´s be? So if you’re interested in Latin America in general, in Sustainable Development or in both,  come along to what promises to be a very informative talk about these issues at hand in order to promote global awareness and spread social responsibility and sustainability. In the morning session students from the school Leith Academy will present a ‘sustainable profile’ of various countries and in the afternoon we will have a conference with experts on the field to finally end with a casual wine reception.

Morning Session:

9:45: Leith Academy students arrive

10:15 - 10:45: Welcome Speech from Jonny Ross Tatum, EUSA President 

10:50 - 12:00: Leith Academy Students Presentation

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

Afternoon Session:

1:00 - 1:30: Dr. Tatiana Heise (University of Glasgow).  Ecocriticism: a Bridge between Humanities and Environmental Activism

1:30 - 2:00: Dr Karen Siegel (Napier University). Natural resource governance and sustainability in South America: Conflicting Objectives? 

2:00 - 2:30: Dr Ina Porras (International Institute for Environment and Development). International Institute for Environment and Development → Accounting for natural capital: technical, economic and policy implications. Sharing experiences from Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica

2:30 - 3:00: Miss Ignacia Ossul (UCL). ‘Techo’ and Volunteering in Latin America  

3:00 - 4:00: Wine Reception 


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Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
Feb 09 2016 -

Sustainability in Latin America

If you have ever wondered what the role of countries in Latin America have been in terms of sustainable practices? Come and join us for the day where we will attempt to find an answer.

Dining Room
Teviot Row House
13 Bristo Square