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- Jul 20 2022
- 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Panel at Climate Justice Week in Dominican Republic: Airport Extractivist Model and Tourism
20. July: 13:15 – 15:00 (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) // 19:15 – 21:00 (CEST)
This panel will be in Spanish with no translation.
Governments and corporations promote airports as a sign of progress and with promises of ‘development’. In reality, the construction of airports and associated infrastructure drives people off their land, destroys livelihoods, plunders water and fertile soil, and devastates ecosystems. Mexico and Republic Dominican are no exception, as airports are part of the extractivist model and open the door to more mega-projects like the development of tourism, leaving a trace of destruction behind while exploiting the land and its peoples.
Darío Solano (Dominican Republic) – Red Afrodescendiente de América Latina y el Caribe de Justicia Climática;
Gabriela Vega Tellez (Mexico) – Stay Grounded / Coordinadora de Pueblos y Organizaciones del Oriente del Estado de México en Defensa de la Tierra, el Agua y su Cultura;
Domingo Abreu (Dominican Republic) – Asamblea Nacional Ambiental.
The panel will be hybrid.
Livestream on the Facebook page of Asamblea Ciudadana por la Justicia Climática de ALC.
Venue: Paraninfo de Ciencias Juridicas y Políticas de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo -UASD.