Webinar on land rights and the responsibility of investors (English)
Investments in large scale commercial agriculture in the global south usually include promises of jobs and additional incomes but instead often entail smallholders losing their land and livelihoods.
Palm oil and rubber plantations have forced smallholders from their land and homes in Liberia, a country hard hit by civil war and conflicts fuelled by natural resources. In Indonesia, the growth of the palm oil sector contributes to deforestation, loss of arable land and the creation of vast monocultures.
What responsibility do investors have for their investments in companies that risk violating human rights, undermining peacebuilding and contributing to environmental destruction? How can investors ensure that they identify and address risks? How can land rights be secured?
These questions will be discussed in an online discussion between investors, experts and civil society representatives from Liberia, Indonesia and Sweden at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights. The event is co-organised by Swedwatch, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Forum Civ.
When? 20 April 2021, 1030 -1130
Where? Online. Register here for link (Paying event)
Who? Radiatu Sheriff-Kahnplaye, Policy Advisor – Natural Resources Women Platform, Liberia; Yuyun Harmono, Campaign Manager for climate justice – WALHI, Indonesia; Nonette Royo, Executive Director – Tenure Facility; Karin Kronhöffer, Director strategy and communication –Swedfund.
Moderator: Beatrice Crona, Executive director GEDB – The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
The webinar will be in English.