Raúl Montenegro (Argentina) will deliver the Right Livelihood Lecture during the Earth Trusteeship Forum, 19 – 21 July 2019. Raúl received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004 “for his outstanding work with local communities and indigenous people to protect the environment and natural resources”. “If we destroy their environments and communities, we will lose the answers they have to solving our problems, and to the protection of our common futures.”
Since 1985 he has been Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the National University of Cordoba. In 1982 he was the principal founder of FUNAM (Environment Defence Foundation), and has been its President since 1995. At present, he is FUNAM’s representative at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations.
Raúl Monenegro has managed to bridge the gaps between the environment, development, universities, citizens and NGOs. He is a supporter of the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA), an organisation that promotes democratic reform of the United Nations.
In addition to his actions, Montenegro has come up with theoretical concepts in order to increase the knowledge and understanding of balanced ecosystems, and has held numerous conferences on this topic.
Raúl Montenegro leads the Right Livelihood College campus Cordoba.