Alfred Brownell: How Liberians Fought Big Palm Oil To Protect Their Lands

SAT, MAY 9, 2020 (30:05)

Liberian environmental activist Alfred Lahai Gbabai Brownell Sr. tells the story of how indigenous peoples, local communities and environmental rights
activists came together to halt the work of the world’s largest oil palm companies, who were responsible for causing deforestation and accelerating climate change in West Africa.

This talk is part of the Blessed Unrest conference hosted by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. See more conference information here.

+ BIO: Alfred Lahai Gbabai Brownell Sr.

Alfred Brownell is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading defenders of human rights and the environment in Africa. He is the Founder and lead campaigner of Green Advocates International and currently served as Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Northeastern University School of Law Program on Human rights and the Global Economy.

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Biodiversity for a Liveable Climate
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Blessed Unrest Conference 2020