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Climate Change, Economic Volatility, Migration, Rural Peoples, and the Paradox of Vulnerabilities

June 1, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

In the tropics and subtropics, unlike in the temperate zone, agriculture is very much linked to forests, and indeed “forest gardens” are often the term of art for agriculture. Volatilities in prices for corn, cacau, coffee and carbon, uncertainties in the effects of climate change, and the effects of migration are really changing these systems. What does this mean for forests–now a front line defense against climate change by taking up CO2–the people who depend on them who are caught up in complex commodity and migration networks? And how might we review and think about this going forward? This has a lot of implications for migration, forest futures, forest peoples movements and planetary dynamics with a lot of complexity. But that’s the future for ya.
The Salon will be hosted by Professor Susanna Hecht
Lunch Served!
Please RSVP: https://gpasalon052317.eventbrite.com


June 1, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


PAB 4357
337 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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