Geospatial advocacy? The use and effects of geospatial technologies for making Earth Rights matter

Authors: Teresa Bornschlegl*, PUCP
Topics: Legal Geography, Applied Geography, Environment
Keywords: Environmental law, geospatial technologies, extractive industries, Ecuador
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 4:30 PM / 6:10 PM
Room: Roosevelt 4, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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This paper presents the use and (political and legal) effects of geospatial technologies in environmental law enforcement, comparing cases from the judicial and regulatory enforcement in the extractive sector in Ecuador and Peru. The paper lays out the opportunities and challenges that arise from such use of geospatial technologies, and what general lessons can be learned for geographers and political ecologists who are engaged in environmental justice struggles.

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