Chinese investment in natural resource extraction and exploitation around the world has been growing sharply in the past decade – as a result, so have conflicts with the local communities who rely on those resources. Struggling against Chinese companies poses a unique set of challenges to local communities who are fighting to protect their resource rights.
You’re invited to join a tele-conference with Michelle Chan who will lead the discussion on these challenges and contextualize the issue. Michelle is a specialist on China and Chinese investment around the world, and has helped local communities to strategize on how to protect their rights against the special challenges posed by resource rights conflicts with China. Michelle is the Economic Policy Project Director at Friends of the Earth, and has been working extensively on green investment and corporate environmental disclosure.
The Promoting Resource Rights in the Global Economy Project is hosting a series of learning activities that feature important strategies and hot topics in resource rights and corporate accountability struggles. The series is designed to promote strategy discussion and information-sharing between advocates and activists that work at the cross section of human rights, natural resources, and the global economy. The series includes topics that have been identified as being of interest to practitioners as the Promoting Resource Rights in the Global Economy January 2011 conference.
RSVP to Lela at firstname.lastname@example.org for the call-in number or more information.