Dario Novellino speaking on Palm Oil impacts
10th January 2018
CBCD Honorary Research Fellow and SAC alumni Dr Dario Novellino will be in Paris on January 16th, at a French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT) seminar to discuss the impacts of Palm Oil expansion on the Batak people of Palawan Island, Philippines, where he has worked for some 30 years now. He has also helped to design a cultural/artistic installation Son de Bosque ('The Sound of the Forest') at the Espace Belleville at CFDT to convey the feeling of living in these tropical forests and the threats posed by various external forces (logging, mining and now oil palm plantations) on the Batak and their way of life. The event is also aimed at raising solidarity funds to support Batak community-based initiatives and advocacy actions. For more information contact Helene Deborde (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dario Novellino (email@example.com).