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Agenda and Guidelines for Lima meeting in December
Meeting: “Chinese Investments in Latin America”
Hotel Señorial (Lima, Perú)
December 14, 2014
China: Bai Yunwen, Greeinnovation Hub (G-Hub)
Jin Jiaman, Ji Lin, Yun Qingchan and Christopher Dunn, Global Environmental Institute (GEI).
Latin America: Margarita Florez, Ambiente y Sociedad (Colombia)
Julia Cuadros and José de Echave, Cooperacción (Perú)
César Gamboa, DAR (Perú)
Moema Miranda and Gerardo Cerda, Ibase (Brazil)
Andrea Cerami, CEMDA (México)
International: Katherine Lu, Friends of the Earth (FOE)
Monti Aguirre, International Rivers Network (IRN)
Paulina Garzón China-LatAm Sustainable Investment Initiative (CLASII)
Guest: Rebecca Ray (Boston University)
December 14, 2014
7:45 am – 8:25 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
First session: Getting to know each other
8:45am – 10:00am Round of introductions
Second session: Getting to know the field I
10:00am – 11:30 am Chinese investors, institutions and regulations and how to influence them – Panel Discussion
- What information do campaigners generally need?
- What kinds of campaigns have already been done?
- Can we do project work and policy work?
- Are there any case studies we can use as an example?
- What are the lesson learned from the case studies and campaigns?
- Lessons learned from a project case study: “The Toromocho mine in Perú”, José de Echave (Cooperacción).
- Lessons learned from a project case study: “Chinese investments in the Choco Region” (Margarita Florez, Ambiente y Sociedad)
- Lessons learned from a project case study: “Dragon Mart in México”
Andrea Cerami (CEMDA).
- “The Green Credit Directive”, Katherine Lu (Friends of the Earth)
- “The challenges of doing project and policy work with Chinese banks” César Gamboa (DAR).
11:30 am– 12:00am Coffee Break
Third session: Information sharing
12:00 am – 12:45 pm An overview of Chinese lending and investments in LA
Draft of 7 cases studies in LAC (Rebecca Ray, Boston University)
12:45 am – 1:45 pm Lunch
Fourth Session: Getting to know the field II
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Context and challenges for developing advocacy work about Chinese investments in LA – Panel Discussion
- Why Chinese entities would want to talk to us, what do we offer to them?
- Can Chinese officials be convinced into talking to us?
- Are we/can we effectively communicate and engage with
- national and Chinese regulators?
- Who can be our allies in pushing for information from the Chinese and national governments about Chinese investments in LatAm?
- What kind of challenges do exist in LatAm in order to influence Chinese investors and operators?
- Do all stakeholders know the Chinese overseas regulations?
- What can do to get them effectively implemented?
- “Bridging the gap between Chinese entities and civil society” Christopher Dunn (GEI).
- “Opportunities and challenges to influence Chinese entities when using Chinese overseas regulations”, Bain Yunwen (G-Hub)
- “The importance of Chinese regulations for protecting the environment and the communities in Latin America”, Paulina Garzón, (CLASII)
- Lessons learned from a project case study: “ Sinoydro in Ecuador” (Monti
- “The challenges of doing work on Chinese investments in Brazil), Gerardo Cerdas (Ibase)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee break
Fifth session: Supporting each other work
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Group exercise and discussion
- What are the challenges and opportunities in order to influence Chinese banks, companies and regulators?
- How can we help communities affected by Chinese investments and operations?
- What are the next steps that should be taken?
- How we can continue this conversation?
- What do we have and what do we lack to improve our work?
- Can we be more effective if we collaborate, how?
- What are the key takeaways from the meeting?
Facilitator: Paulina Garzón and Katherine Lu