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The Rise of Anti-Environmentalism In Brazil: From Deregulation to Institutional Dismantling

October 20 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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After four decades of initiatives aimed at consolidating environmental governance based on the paradigm of ecological modernization, Brazil now faces the rise of openly anti-environmental and anti-indigenous policies. This trend poses new challenges for the fight for environmental justice in the country. Political sectors such as ruralists, miners, and evangelicals that formerly occupied specific niches in Parliament have now moved with the military into central positions in the government. I will analyze how the process of environmental deregulation, active since the early 2000s in ecological modernization policies, has paved the way for the current wave of environmental dismantling and its concrete effects on deforestation, as well as increasing violence in the territories occupied by indigenous peoples and traditional communities.

This event is organized by Imagining Climate Change and the Sustainable Online Network for Global Cultural Studies (SONGS). This webinar is part of the Online Fall 2020 Symposium entitled “Global-Cultural Environmental Justice—Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives.”

Speaker: Andréa Zhouri


Andréa Zhouri is  Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Her research includes Sustainable Development, Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Governance, Politics, and Ethics; Indigenous People, Traditional Communities, and the Environment.



Response by Simone AthaydeAssociate Professor in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.


October 20
6:30 pm<span> - </span>8:30 pm
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