Open Science Research Excellence

German Ponce Diaz

Publications

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Publications

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Economic Development, Environmental Conflicts and Citizen Participation in Latin America
Abstract:

Environmental conflicts produced by economic development and natural resources exploitation, are discussed. Main causes of conflicts in developing countries were shown to arise from geographically external investments, inefficiency of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and the lack of communication between government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Citizen participation can only intervene during late stages of the EIA, which is considered as one of the main shortcomings in satisfying demands of local people.

Keywords:
Economic Development, Environmental Conflicts,Citizen Participation, NGOs.