Environment

Can the U.S. Serve as an Example in the Management and Promotion of Protected Areas in Chile?

Pablo Neruda wrote in his memoirs, Confieso que he vivido, “those that do not know the Chilean forests, do not know the planet.” It is sufficient to say that Patagonia, which covers about a third of Chile’s total landmass, is one of the many natural gems that the country possesses. It is now gaining more attention, seen as the last frontier of the natural world—free from the pressures of urban life and overwhelming development.

Africa Program Director meets with Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng, the Director of the African Natural Resources Center at the African Development Bank

On November 20, 2018—Dr. Monde Muyangwa Africa Program Director—and Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng, the Director of the African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) at the African Development Bank Group met to explore potential opportunities for collaboration around issues related to natural resource governance and management in Africa. 

Dr. Monde Muyangwa and Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng were joined by Ms. Ruth Greenspan Bell, a Public Policy Fellow with the Environmental Change and Security Program. 

Earth Challenge 2020

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, and STIP’s Alison Parker about Earth Challenge 2020, the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign. They describe how the campaign will engage millions of global citizens to aggregate and collect more than one billion data points from areas including air quality, water quality, biodiversity, pollution, and human health.

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FAPESP Week 2018 | The City University of New York

From November 26-28, 2018, The Brazil Institute, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and The City University of New York (CUNY) held the 8th Annual FAPESP Week, FAPESP WEEK NEW YORK, at the Graduate Center. The symposium aimed to strengthen the links between researchers from Brazil and the United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.

Award-Winning Film Explores Deforestation and Cattle Industry in the Brazilian Amazon

There are 85 million cows in the Brazilian Amazon: three times as many cows as people. Their presence has proven to be something of a Roschach test, with proponents arguing that the cattle industry is the economic lifeblood of the region while others see it as destroying the critical and irreplaceable resource that is the Amazon forest. Agriculture is a key driver of the Brazilian economy, accounting for almost 24 percent of the country's GDP in 2017, and Brazil is expected to play a critical role in feeding the rapidly growing global population.

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