The Summer 2022 Collaboratory: The Amazon Region We Want is a virtual global program exploring the current state of the Amazon ecosystem and its communities. Through four seminars given by experts and locals in the field (seminar 1, seminar 2, seminar 3, and seminar 4), participants will have the opportunity to learn, discuss, and raise awareness about the state of the Amazon region.
This session will give participants an overview of the state of the Amazon ecosystem, current trends, and their implications for the long-term well-being of the region, as well as opportunities and policy-relevant options for conservation and sustainable development.
Jeffrey D. Sachs (Columbia University and SDSN)
Emma Torres (SDSN)
Carlos Nobre (Instituto de Estudos Avançados, Universidade de São Paulo)
Andrea Encalada (Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador)
This session presents the major ideas, actors, and practices that have shaped the Amazon’s current development and deforestation dynamics. It highlights how Amazonians have continuously adapted to changing circumstances while fighting to advance their own proposals for conservation and equity in development.
Susanna Hecht (USA, demographic changes in the Amazon)
Erika Berenguer (Brazil, impacts and drivers of deforestation and degradation)
Developing a clear vision is the central starting point for any action plan. This session reviews the main visions regarding the Amazon and proposes a Living Amazon Vision based on a set of values, principles, and knowledge systems described throughout the chapter.