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A Living Vision for the Amazon

In response to intensifying environmental hazards in Amazonia, the Science Panel for the Amazon has articulated a roadmap to further the region's ecosystem health and sustainable development. Experts from SPA discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the Amazon and ways forward that foreground both people and planet.

Date & Time

Apr. 25, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am ET




World-renowned thinkers explored science-based strategies for strengthening Amazonia’s resilience in the midst of accelerating environmental crises. Participants shared insights and experiences from the Science Panel for the Amazon, which in 2021 published a first-of-its-kind scientific assessment of the state of the Amazon, current trends, and recommendations for the long-term well-being of the ecosystem and its people. If implemented, the Panel’s recommendations will promote conservation as well as sustainable development of the region, with a vision of a standing forest, flowing rivers bioeconomy based on local and Indigenous knowledge, technology, and innovation.

This webinar was sponsored by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Institute for a Sustainable Earth at George Mason University, and the Wilson Center, and featured special participation from Carlos Nobre (University of São Paulo), Beka Munduruku (Brazilian Indigenous Leader), Luciana Villa Nova Silva (Natura, Inc.), Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University), and panel moderator Jeremy Campbell (Mason’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth).


Carlos Nobre

Carlos Nobre

Senior Researcher, University of São Paulo's Institute for Advanced Studies; Co-Chair, Science Panel for the Amazon

Beka Munduruku

Brazilian Indigenous Leader; Strategic Committee Member, Science Panel for the Amazon

Luciana Villa Nova Silva

Sustainability Manager, Natura, Inc; Science Steering Committee Member, Science Panel for the Amazon

Jeffrey Sachs

President, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University; Convener, Science Panel for the Amazon

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