International congress in Hofgeismar on the climate crisis in Latin America

International congress in Hofgeismar on the climate crisis in Latin America

Flyer of the event in Hofgeismar 2020

The Evangelische Akademie Hofgeismar in Germany will host the international congress on the climate crisis in Latin America from January 24 to 26, 2020 (title in German: Krisen-Klima: Umweltkonflikte aus lateinamerikanischer Perspektive im Gespräch mit Kirchen, Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft).

The conference participants will discuss the global aspects of the various current environmental crises, from a perspective focusing on Latin America. Specifically, one of the themes of the meeting will be about the consumer dynamics in relations between Latin America and Europe. Another focus of the event is to formulate concrete solutions and creative responses to the ecological crisis in Latin America and globally.

The congress will bring together representatives, experts and practitioners from universities and institutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Latin America. The CAPAZ Academic Director and professor at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters, has been invited on January 25, 2020 to participate as a panellist in the discussion on neo-extractivism and the green economy. Later the same day, he will moderate the discussion on the effects and possible socio-political solutions to climate change.

Prof. Dr. Peters is a member of the steering committee of the congress, organised by CAPAZ; the Evangelical Hofgeismar Academy; the German universities in Kassel, Bielefeld and Giessen; the Centre for Latin American Studies (CELA-University of Kassel); and the Centre for Interamerican Studies, in cooperation with CALAS (Maria Sybilla Merian Centre) and supported by Engagement Global – Service für Entwicklungsinitiaven of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (In German: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung).

Programme (PDF, in German)

More information (in German)


(Text NW007-2020: Claudia Maya, English version: Tiziana Laudato)