Blog post: Colombia’s environment in the post-conflict transition – New set-backs by the global pandemic

Recent patches of deforestation in parts of the Amazonas rainforest. Photo: Torsten Krause.
Recent patches of deforestation in the Guaviare department. Photo by Torsten Krause, June 2017.

New blog post from the Nature of Peace project on Colombia’s environment in the post-conflict transition, and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the Colombian peace transition and for the natural environment.

While it might seem from an outsider’s perspective that the Colombian armed conflict has come to an end, the life of many people in rural areas is in reality marked by ruthless violence and intimidations that have come to haunt areas of the countryside once more. What is new this time is that the targets of harm include not just human beings, such as farmers, social leaders and indigenous people, but also the natural environment.

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Blog post by Torsten Krause*, Ana Maria Vargas Falla**, Britta Sjöstedt*, Sandra Valencia***, Fariborz Zelli