Hay Festival Arequipa 2021 – Sustainability

Are you in Arequipa? If you find yourself in the White City, you can see the live broadcasts of all of the events for free, on the big screen, comfortably seated at the Paraninfo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, where you can enjoy the talks from 1 to 7 November.

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Event 16

Joaquín Araújo in conversation with Tatiana Espinosa

What we can Learn from the Trees

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It is no coincidence that, as a result of the worsening environmental crisis, there is a new interest and a growing number of books about the importance of attending to and caring for the relationship that humans have with nature. The Spaniard Joaquín Araújo is one of the most prominent writers and naturalists in the Hispanic world. A regular contributor to Spain’s most important newspapers, he also works as a director, producer, scriptwriter and presenter of television series and documentaries, and is the President of the Gran Simio Project in Spain. His books include Los árboles te enseñarán a ver el bosque (2021), a work about the importance of trees in the configuration of natural ecosystems, and their relationship with us. He will talk to Tatiana Espinosa.

We invite you to learn more about the conversation initiative headed by Tatiana Espinosa, Arbio: https://www.arbioperu.org/en/

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Event 23

Pablo Fajardo, Rodrigo Lledó and Philippe Sands in conversation with Kate Harrisson

Naming ecocide

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The scientific evidence clearly indicates that the present rates of greenhouse gas emission and ecosystem destruction will have catastrophic consequences for our environment. Together with the political, diplomatic and economic initiatives, international law has a role to play in the transformation of our relationship with the natural world. It is in this context that, in late 2020, the Stop Ecocide Foundation convened a panel of independent experts for the legal definition of ecocide. Three of these twelves lawyers, Philippe Sands (United Kingdom), Pablo Fajardo (Ecuador) and Rodrigo Lledó (Chile), will talk about the work involved in preparing a practical and effective rendering of the crime of ecocide, and how this, in June 2021, provided the basis for a consensus about a basic text offering a definition of ecocide as an international crime. The inclusion of ecocide in the Statute of Rome would add a new crime to the practice of international law. It may also contribute to a change of awareness, one that points in a new direction in terms of protecting the environment, one with a more collaborative and effective legal framework safeguarding our future together on the planet we share. They will talk to the British Ambassador in Peru, Kate Harrisson.

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Event 27

Libia Brenda and Vandana Singh in conversation with Ed Finn

Climate Champions COP26 - Imagining the future

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The reality of the current series of environmental disasters is accompanied by a narrative of catastrophe that, at times, makes it difficult to conceive or imagine the possibilities for global cooperation needed to face the challenges that the climate crisis poses. Therefore an urgent task is to produce and disseminate stories of hope and transformation, ones that are linked to local realities and to the latest scientific knowledge. The possibility of inspiring communities around the world to envisage their own positive climate futures will enable the imagining, and the doing, of the work needed to reorient economies and cultural practices around the world towards more sustainable models. The Climate Imagination Fellowship, presented by Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, is intended to stimulate the creation of positive stories about the future that can act as catalysts for action in the present. Libia Brenda, the first Mexican woman nominated for a Hugo Award, and Vandana Singh, a speculative fiction writer and a Physics lecturer, will talk to Ed Finn, Director of both the Center for Science and the Imagination and the Climate Imagination Fellowship, about fiction, hope and climate justice.

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Event 49

Screening of the documentary The Adventures of Wonder Woman: Inside the War Against Illegal Gold Mining in Peru’s Amazon

Followed by a discussion with Dan Collyns and Karina Garay, moderated by Joseph Zárate

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The award-winning documentary The Adventures of Wonder Woman: Inside the War Against Illegal Gold Mining in Peru’s Amazon investigates the impact of illegal mining, and the use of mercury in this industry, on the indigenous communities of the Madre Dios region. It also follows the efforts made by the public prosecutor Karina Garay to stop these practices, which are so damaging to the environment. The film was produced, filmed and directed by British journalists for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. After the screening there will be a discussion with the participation of Dan Collyns and the prosecutor Garay. This conversation will be moderated by the journalist Joseph Zárate.

Language of the documentary: English and Spanish with subtitles in both languages

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