THERE ARE RIGHTS IN THE FOREST: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN THE AMAZON CAMPAIGN
Both the territorial dimensions and the rich biodiversity that constitute the Amazon Forest place it in the ‘core’ of the modern world. The Amazonian territory covers 5% of the earth’s surface (7.01 million km²), houses 1/3 of the tropical forests on the planet, concentrates approximately 50% of the world’s biodiversity, and extends over the territories of 8 countries.
Historically, the model of development reproduced in the Amazonian territory reveals the predominance of the market rationality in forest occupation and exploration processes, legitimated by the speech promoting ‘modernization and sustainable development’ for the region.
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