The PEP and the EU-LAT Network organize a debate in the European Parliament to question the current extractvist model in Latin America, in which we will have the presence of representatives of Peruvian civil society, defenders of human and environmental rights. The debate will focus on the situation of extractivism in Peru, its socio-environmental consequences and the alternatives for the construction of a sustainable model. Since 1970, we have multiplied our consumption of natural resources by 3. There is negative impacts that this extractivism implies: violent conflicts, environmental degradation, rising pollutant emissions, increasing poverty, etc.
The trade agreement signed between the EU and Peru further sharpens the situation, facilitating investments and commercial exchanges, it causing an increase in mining production which carried out the detriment of the country’s labor and environmental regulations. These mining resources are the basis of the ecological transition that we are slowly building through high technology, some renewable energies, electric vehicles, etc. Can the EU could accept this transition is made at the cost of human rights in producing countries? Is this new model sustainable?
The appointment is at the European Parliament on Tuesday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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