Fundación TERRAM was born in 1997 as a result of the efforts of a group of professionals from different fields, which were motivated by the need to pose new challenges for the country and find answers, political, democratic, social and economic to public problems that until then did not they had been adequately addressed, while respecting citizen interests. This group of professionals included the engineer Pedro Serrano, the philosopher Pablo Salvat, the lawyer Fernando Escobar, the forest engineer Antonio Lara, the economist Marcel Claude and the architect Myriam Urzúa.
Fundación TERRAM is inspired by the idea that environmental problems, the starting point for reflection on sustainability, are first and foremost public problems whose solution will not be possible without a democratic basis, expressed in a broad and participatory debate. The new problems brought by the turn of the century force us to think of new ways of inhabiting the planet, and suppose a new way of thinking as a society, new methods to reduce the impacts of human activity on the lives of other human beings and on ecosystems. . This increasingly new scenario requires raising new convictions and categories that involve reconsidering our development model and observing it from the perspective of environmental justice and what is very important;
Moved by these ideas, Fundación TERRAM aims to reflect on public policies appropriate to the new challenges, strongly inspired by the affirmation and promotion of democracy and justice, the positioning of the ecological perspective, sustainability and efficiency as a central criterion of economic matters, contributing from a professional and technical instance, capable of building new bases for public policies and confronting traditional discourse, fully assuming the complexity of our time.See more