Eduardo Gudynas is a senior researcher at the Latin American Center on Social Ecology (CLAES) in Montevideo, Uruguay. His work focuses on the environment and alternatives to development, and he is involved with various social movements seeking to advance such alternatives. He is a member of the Uruguayan Research System and an associate researcher at the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis; and held the 2016 Arne Naess Chair on Environment and Global Justice at the University of Oslo. His latest books include Derechos de la naturaleza. Ética biocéntrica y políticas ambientales, Extractivismos. Ecología, economía y política de un modo de entender el desarrollo y la Naturaleza, and Extractivismos y Corrupción.
Contribution to Roundtable on Vivir Bien
Vivir Bien blends indigenous and non-indigenous ideas, with its several variants influenced by prevailing ecological conditions and political context.