Through the last block of the International Seminar “Towards a new coastal governance in Chile”, held between December 10 and 11, 2020, the issue of the coast and organized society was addressed.
In the first instance, the start and welcome was in charge of Dr. Carolina Martínez and Dr. Rodrigo Cienfuegos, Directors of the Costa Observatory, framing themselves in the gratitude of this instance as an effort made to convene, mobilize and motivate civil society, academics, scientists, and other organizations.
The exhibitions were in charge of various professionals who are experts in environmental, coastal and legal issues. Among them we find:
Flavia liberona , a biologist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and has served as Executive Director of Fundación Terram since 2007. His exhibition theme was on “Great environmental conflicts on the coast.”
The second speaker to present was Liesbeth van der Meer , Veterinary doctor from the University of Chile, specialist in Salmon Aquaculture. Currently focused on marine conservation. Master in natural resource management and environmental sustainability, major in fisheries economics from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Since 2016, she has become the Executive Director of Oceana Chile, in charge of creating the management plans for the protected areas “Great environmental conflicts-sea”.
He then continued with the presentations of Diego Urrejola, Current Executive Director of Fundación Cosmos and Grupo Mar INSIDE. He is a biologist specializing in the Environment, with a Diploma in Environmental Management. In addition, he has served as an environmental management and natural resource management consultant, and Juan Esteban Buttazzoni , Director and Co-founder of Fundación Rompientes. Sustainability lawyer and advisor. His experience is linked to environmental law, management and community participation. Both spoke about “Coastal wetlands and citizenship”
Nearing the end, two members of the Central Coast Observatory of the Coast Territorial Nucleus exhibited; Raphael Melgarejo , Linguist at the Complutense University of Madrid and Director of the Ecosta Foundation, an organization of citizen environmental education dedicated to the conservation of the coastal edge of the central coast, and on the other hand, Jacqueline peters , Pdta. From the Algarrobo Environmental Committee (CAC Algarrobo). who presented on the “Communities organized by the coast.”
The session closed with the round table entitled Challenges for the coast of the XXI century “ where their participated: Jimena Ibarra (MMA), Salvador Millaleo (U. de Chile), Daniel Caniuyan (lonko from the Mapuche-Huilliche Chona PU WAPI Community of Melinka), lawyer Felipe Guerra (Citizen Observatory legal area – Observatorio de la Costa Legal Commission), lawyer Melissa Mallega (Native Wetland and Observatory of the Coast Legal Commission).