Summary report of the World Social Forum (01/09) and ASEAN Peoples' Forum (02/09); "Global Crises-Regional Responses: the inter-linkages between climate change, trade and regional integration"

This report compiles the exchanges of analysis on the role of Europe in a globalized world over three interconnected issues: climate change, trade and regional integration held during two debates which took place in Belem during the World Social Forum (January 2009), and in Bangkok, Thailand during the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (February 2009):
– Emerging crises: De-globalisation? Opportunities and challenges for regional alternatives, World Social Forum 2009, 31/01/09, 12:00 to 15:00, UFPA Básico, Hb, H 4, Universidad Federal do Pará, Belem
do Pará, Brasil
– Emerging Crises: Deglobalization and Alternative Regionalisms?: Opportunities and challenges for regional alternatives
– ASEAN Peoples’ Forum, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, 9am-11am, B2. 106 (60 pax), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

These debates aimed at promoting civil society exchanges of perspectives and common analysis on the role of Europe in a globalized world over three interconnected issues: climate change, trade and regional integration as a basis for a new level for action and engagement towards the development of regional alternatives on these issues.

They were co-organised by Hemispheric Social Alliance (ASC) Focus on the Global South, Third World Network-Africa and Transnational Institute (TNI).

These debates counted with the inputs from the following people: Adhemar Mineiro (REBRIP – Brazil); Walden Bello (Focus on the Global South & Freedom from Debt Coalition, Philippines); Michelle Pressend (Trade Strategy Group/ATN, South Africa); Joy Chavez (Focus on the Global South/SAPA, Philippines); Afsar Jafri (Focus on the Global South & People’s SAARC, India); Graciela Rodriguez (IGTN, Brazil); Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute, Netherlands); Thomas Wallgren (Attac Finland), Gonzalo Berron (CSA/HAS); Cecilia Olivet (Transnational Institute, Netherlands).
For the first time representatives from social movements and civil society organizations from four continents have come together to discuss alternative forms of regional integration, coordinate and compare their regional engagement and outline strategies for the future.


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