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ICTA-UAB researcher Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

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Research to study the health effects of forests

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The ICTA-UAB participated in the 100xCiencia.2 meeting in Alicante

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Oil contamination in the Amazon modifies chemical composition of rivers

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UAB scientists and citizens can identify Barcelona's allergy-causing plants with the new Plant*tes app

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EJAtlas Includes 2,100 Case Studies on Socio-Environmental Conflicts Around the World

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Unrestricted Improvements in Fishing Technology Threaten the Future of Seafood

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The New Theory of Economic “Agrowth” Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

 ICTA-UAB researcher Jeroen van den Bergh publishes in Nature Climate Change a study in which he proposes a new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change.

European Project to Analyse the Effects of Waste Generated by Tourism on Mediterranean Islands

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New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

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Seminario "Conflictividad socioambiental en Argentina: minería a gran escala e inversiones chinas" a cargo de Lucrecia Wagner

Date: 2017-06-07

Título: "Conflictividad socioambiental en Argentina: minería a gran escala e inversiones chinas"

Ponente: Lucrecia Wagner, (Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales, del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (IANIGLA-CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina)


Día: Miércoles, 7 de Junio de 2017
Hora: De 12.30 a 14h
Sala: Z/022, ICTA-UAB


En los últimos años, América Latina experimenta la llegada de un nuevo tipo de inversiones en actividades extractivas: las provenientes de países asiáticos, principalmente chinas. Abordaremos así el primer conflicto por minería a gran escala (megaminería) que se generó en Argentina por un proyecto minero de capitales chinos: el caso de Loncopué, en la provincia de Neuquén, donde la minera intentó instalarse en territorio indígena, mapuche. A partir de este conflicto, analizaremos las estrategias que las empresas chinas emplean, su relación con las comunidades locales y los desafíos que implica su llegada para los movimientos socioambientales.
El caso de Loncopué presenta también una convergencia de diferentes actores sociales que confluyeron en la resistencia al proyecto minero. Esta resistencia impulsó la realización de un referéndum, que constituye la segunda consulta comunitaria realizada en Argentina, luego de Esquel (Chubut) en 2003, en la que también el proyecto fue rechazado por más del 80 % de la población local. 
Finalmente, nos interesa destacar la combinación de la cuestión ambiental y la cuestión indígena, materializadas en el uso del derecho ambiental e indígena en demandas judiciales que las comunidades llevaron adelante contra el proyecto minero, como una nueva estrategia emergente de esta conflictividad socioambiental.   

El seminario será en castellano.

Bio
Lucrecia Wagner, invitada en el ICTA UAB por el proyecto EnvJustice, es Doctora en Ciencias Sociales y Humanas por la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (Argentina) y Licenciada en Diagnóstico y Gestión Ambiental por la Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN). Actualmente es investigadora del Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales, del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (IANIGLA-CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina). Es docente del Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina).
Su línea de investigación es la conflicitividad socioambiental en Argentina, especialmente, en relación a la minería a gran escala (megaminería).

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