Industrial Resource Extraction and Infrastructure Development in Tropical Forests
This publication summarizes the proceedings of a 2012 conference held in Panama City, Panama titled "Industrial Resource Extraction and Infrastructure Development in Tropical Forests" The conference sought to explore how the continued increase in economic interest in natural resource extraction can be beneficial connected to the protection of tropical forests. The conference gathered scientists, decision makers, academics, government officials, representatives from NGOs and the private sector, and community and indigenous leaders and involved opening and closing remarks along with four panels.
Conclusions & Takeaways
While the speakers and the panels ranged in topics, the conclusion was largely that economic growth and development can contribute to forest restoration and protection granted there are appropriate domestic and international policies. The publication states that the conference was able to meet its main objective, which was to "provide a balanced space where multiple and sometimes conflicting perspectives can be presented to our audience".
ELTI & PRORENA (2012) "Industrial Resource Extraction and Infrastructure Development in Tropical Forests" Accessed: August 2020
- Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)
- Proyecto de Reforestación con Especies Nativas (PRORENA)