Deforestation in Amazonia has declined substantially, and Central America is experiencing rapid forest recovery in places like El Salvador where „nature has been extinguished“. What is actually going on, and how can we explain it? This lecture looks at the dynamics – national and global – that now shape forest ecologies and regional development, and that seem to have shifted forest dynamics away from a tale of endless destruction into something quite different. These include globalization, social movements, new institutional structures, new markets and new kinds of environmentalism.
Susanna B. Hecht is a professor in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a distinguished environmental historian of 20th century Amazonia. Her research focuses on political ecology yet her results have major implications for climate change adaptation, mitigation and rethinking of longer term resilience strategies.
Projektleiter der Nachwuchsgruppe Ökosystemleistungen
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Helmut K. Anheier
Professor für Soziologie und Dekan der
Hertie School of Governance
From eco-catastrophe to zero deforestation?
Rethinking forest trends in Latin America
Susanna B. Hecht
Luskin School of Public Affairs, Institute of the Environment
and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles
Vortrag in englischer Sprache