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Respecting Rights and Protecting Forests in the Amazon - side event

Side event in the context of the exhibition Amazon-connection

European Parliament, 23 January, 10:00 – 12:00


Respecting Rights and Protecting Forests in the Amazon

What tools to further the rights of communities and deal with climate change?


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  1. Dr. Stephen Hugh-Jones, anthropologist, life fellow of King’s College of Cambridge 
  2. Geert Fremout, International Cooperation Team, Climate Change Section, DG Environment, Federal Public Service Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium
  3. DG Clima tbc


Event outline:

  • Short Film introducing the Amazonian peoples of the Pirá Paraná in Colombia

‘Traditional Knowledge of the Jaguar Shamans of Yurupari’

  • Who are peoples of the Pirá Paraná and what threatens them?
  • The new ‘Local communities and indigenous peoples platform’. What has been achieved at COP23 for indigenous peoples and traditional communities?
  • Discussion about environmental and cultural rights and action needed to protect peoples and forests


Followed by :

A guided tour of the exhibition Amazon-connection at the European Parliament

Information about the exhibition:


Location: European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli, ASP A5G305

Date: 23 January

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 

Mandatory registration.

For guests without an EP access badge, we kindly invite you to register before 15 January, 5pm.

Please present your ID to collect your badge at the EP info center (at the left of the 'Altiero Spinelli' entrance) on 23 January at 9:30.


Live Streaming will be available on Fern's Facebook page


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This event has been made possible with the financial assistance of the European Union, the UK Department for International Development and the Ford Foundation. The opinions given at the event can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the UK Government or the Ford Foundation.