Past Event

The Amazon Region We Want | Summer 2022 Collaboratory

June 13, 2022 - July 7, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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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.


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SEMINAR 1 | JUNE 13, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (BRT)

Global Seminar: Introduction and Course Launch: “The Amazon We Want”

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.

  • Speakers: 
    • 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)
  • Reading: SPA Executive Summary (English / Portuguese / Spanish)


SEMINAR 2 | JUNE 23, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (BRT)

Global Seminar: The Amazon as a Regional Entity of the Earth System

This session will provide the participants with an opportunity to understand how the geodiversity of the Amazon has evolved over three billion years of history.   


SEMINAR 3 | JUNE 27, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (BRT)

Global Seminar: Land Use, Climate and Demographic Changes in the Amazon and Their Impacts on Biodiversity, Ecological Processes, Ecosystem Services, and Human Wellbeing

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.


SEMINAR 4 | JULY 7, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (BRT)

Global Seminar: The Solution Space: Finding Sustainable Pathways for the Amazon

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.