Environmental perspective in the framework of the Truth Commission

Environmental perspective in the framework of the Truth Commission

The Truth Commission was created with the Final Agreement for the End of Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace; it is defined by four objectives i) clarification, ii) recognition, iii) coexistence, and iv) non-repetition. This Commission has two orientations; first, to promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts and a board culture of respect and tolerance in democracy. And second, a peace based on truth, knowledge, and recognition of a past that must be assumed to be overcome. Under this context, its mandate requires, on the one hand, to clarify and promote the recognition of impacts on society and the impact on politics and the functioning of democracy. On the other hand, it has the task of clarifying and promoting the recognition of the origins and developments of the historical context and the actors that contribute to the permanence of the conflict. Likewise, its mandate for the future is to generate processes of strengthening the social fabric and positive transformation of organizations and institutions.


At E3 Asesorías we are executing a project in to accompany the work of the Truth Commission from the environmental perspective, with a look at the past allowing to understand so as not to repeat and thus move towards a vision of change and positive future, strengthening the social fabric and the respect of our common house. Colombia needs to hear the voices of the people who detonate and demonstrate the need to study the environmental issue when it comes to an understanding of the truth about the armed conflict. For this reason, as part of the clarification of the truth it is necessary to understand the vital environmental relationship of the population with resources such as land, water, forests and biodiversity, and thus understand the dynamics of nature in the framework of the armed conflict. The project will mainly focus on 2 territories (Cesar and Urabá) with a descriptive analysis of their socio-environmental conflicts that involve communities, to understand the past as a way of reflection in a positive vision of change for their territories and livelihoods, and as an engine of cultural tolerance and social cohesion.

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