UNA Virtual Forums on the Environment and Sustainable Tourism

UNA Virtual Forums on the Environment and Sustainable Tourism

Foro1 STOREM UNA 2021 UNA Virtual Forums on the Environment and Sustainable Tourism

The National University of Costa Rica (UNA) is organizing a series of virtual forums on environmental issues and sustainable tourism in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Three forums between June and September 2021 will be available for public access through Zoom. Below is the specific information for each forum.

 

 

Virtual Forum # 1: Environmental problems, regional agreements and commitments: challenges, progress and pending in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Date and time: June 24 from 3-5 pm (Costa Rica Time)

 

Organizers:

Chorotega Regional Headquarters- UNA

Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development of the Dry Tropics (CEMEDE)

STOREM project

 

Description:

The objective of the forum is to present and make a broad discussion on the international environmental perspective and regional commitments regarding the application of agreements. Its sources, rules and principles must be analyzed and the international organizations that act and have management and decision-making power in this field must be understood. Global, regional and national case studies should also be developed; among them the Escazú Agreement.

 

Specific objectives:

  • Analyze and contextualize the role played by international environmental law in favor of sustainable development today.
  • Understand socio-environmental conflicts from case studies in tourism and the environment.

 

Moderator: Juan Carlos Picón Cruz. Academic SRCH-UNA. Participant STOREM UNA-CR. Specialist in Human Development – Sustainable, and Nature Tourism

 

Panelists:

Rosa María Chávez Dagostino. University of Guadalajara, Campus La Costa, Mexico. Doctor of Science for Sustainable Development.

Email rosac@cuc.udg.mx

Adrián Martínez Blanco. Founder and President La Ruta del Clima, Costa Rica

Expert in Climate Change Governance with experiences in Human Rights. Researcher and PhD candidate in public participation and international climate law. Email: adrian.martinezblanco@gmail.com

Alejandro Falcó. Links for Sustainable Development Foundation. Argentina.

International consultant in environmental engineering. Doctor in Environmental Engineering. Email alejandro@falco.net.ar

 

More information about the event:

https://www.calendario.una.ac.cr/evento/foro-virtual-problematica-ambiental-acuerdos-y-compromisos-regionales-desafios-avances-y-pendientes-en-america-latina-y-caribe/

 

 

Virtual Forum # 2: Tourism, society and environment: challenges, progress and pending

 

Date and time: August 19, 3-5 pm (Costa Rica Time)

 

Organizers:

Chorotega Regional Headquarters- UNA

Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development of the Dry Tropics (CEMEDE)

STOREM project

 

Description:

The forum introduces a discussion on global, regional and local challenges that put life on the planet at risk, accompanied by international, national and local commitments, leading to a cultural transition towards sustainability.

 

Its objective is to present and make a broad discussion on the ecological interconnections present in the territories of tourist use. It asks what kind of development is needed? From a critical position and perspective that questions the modes of production and consumption promoted by the traditional model of tourism development that in many cases depredates ecosystems, in addition to discussing the collateral social issues of the great transformations of the economic, political and geography structure. socio-environmental.

 

Specific objectives:

  • Analyze and characterize the main recent global changes that affect communities, nature and tourism.
  • Analyze the impacts of recent global changes in the tourism sector.
  • Discuss and understand existing conflicts in cases of tourism.

 

Moderator:

Alfonso Lara Quesada. STOREM Project – National University, Costa Rica.

 

Panelists:

Meylin Alvarado Sánchez. Academic School of Geography, National University – Costa Rica. Geographer, specialist in territorial development and tourism.

Juan Carlos Picón Cruz. Academic SRCH-UNA. Participant STOREM UNA-CR. Specialist in Human Development – Sustainable, and Nature Tourism.

Pablo Miranda Álvarez. Academic School of Geography, National University – Costa Rica. Geographer, specialist in climate change and nature tourism.

Esteban Barboza Núñez. Academic Chorotega Regional Headquarters of the National University, Costa Rica. Specialist in Studies of Society and Culture.

 

 

Virtual Forum # 3: Sustainable Tourism, Optimal Resource Management and Sustainable Development (STOREM): opportunities and challenges for postgraduate studies in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Date and time: September 23 from 3-5 pm (Costa Rica Time)

 

Organizers:

Chorotega Regional Headquarters- UNA

Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development of the Dry Tropics (CEMEDE)

Sustainable Tourism Project, Optimal Resource Management and Sustainable Development (STOREM)

 

General objective:

To present a critical and reflective perspective on the reality of tourism and sustainable development in the global space, with a focus on Latin America, mainly Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.

 

Moderator:

Laura Obando Villegas. Academic Chorotega Regional Headquarters of the National University, Costa Rica. Participant STOREM UNA-CR. Planning and Public Policy Specialist.

 

Panelists:

Alexandre Panosso Netto. Academic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. STOREM UNA-CR team member. Tourism Specialist

Allan Valverde Blanco. Dean of the University for International Cooperation (UCI). STOREM- UCI representative. Vice President for Central America and the Caribbean of the World Commission on Protected Areas.

Alfonso Lara Quesada. Participant STOREM UNA-CR

Academic Chorotega Regional Headquarters of the National University, Costa Rica. Biological Sciences Specialist.

Esteban Barboza Núñez. Academic Chorotega Regional Headquarters of the National University, Costa Rica. Participant STOREM UNA-CR. Specialist in Studies of Society and Culture

Juan Carlos Picón Cruz. Academic Chorotega Regional Headquarters of the National University, Costa Rica. Participant STOREM UNA-CR. Specialist in Human Development – Sustainable, and Nature Tourism

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