Normandy World Peace Forum
The Normandy Chair for Peace participated in the 3rd Normandy World Forum for Peace on October 1st and 2nd, 2020. Antonio Oposa, leader of the Chair, spoke at the first plenary conference: “Reasons for anger: Social, democratic and environmental issues for peace”. He had the opportunity to exchange with young people participating in the Walk the Global Walk program around MDG #13. Normandy World Peace Forum
The Chair also participated in the debate “Amazonia: a global issue”.
Considered as the lung of the planet, the Amazon crystallizes divergent interests. A vast virgin space essential for the future of humanity, it also constitutes an economic manna from which several countries intend to profit, including Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, which calls for the respect of its national sovereignty. What solutions do environmental law and international organizations offer to preserve this unique natural resource? What is the place of indigenous people in these discussions? With the Cacique Ninawa, Émilie Gaillard (General Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace), François Michel Le Tourneu (geographer, CNRS), Céline Cousteau (environmental activist and documentarian). Moderators: Gert Peter Bruch (Amazon Planet) and Émilie Gaillard