This lecture is organised by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
Speaker: Dr Bernardo Peredo, School of Geography and the Environnment DPhil alumnus
Summary: Bolivia is one of the most forested countries in the world with a significant diversity of ecosystems and biological diversity. The country is also one of the least polluting countries in the world, partly due to its few industries and low population density; however, deforestation rates and forest degradation has been increasing since the mid 1990s during the implementation of structural adjustment programmes. With a new political and economic process in place since the mid-2000s, Bolivia has been at the forefront of international platforms to integrate nature rights into narratives and constitutional and policy frameworks. Thus natural resources are becoming a priority in the present state-led development agenda. Nonetheless, other challenges may arise to forest conservation due to current state-development projects in the extractive, energy, infrastructure and energy sectors.
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