We start with a focus on the Brazilian Amazon due to the risk of the environmental crisis that may unfold with local, regional and global implications. In 2019 the initiative will look at other regions as well in terms of drivers of deforestation, environmental and human implications and possible ways forward.
For this first meeting we have invited experts on the Amazon and Brazil who will deepen our understanding of:
- The importance of the Amazon for people across scales, biodiversity and the climate
- Current national forest protection, its strengths and loopholes
- The situation for indigenous/local communities and their land rights
After a few short presentations and video reports from Brazil we will engage in an open discussion and jointly explore the continuation of this dialogue initiative and how we can collaborate to contribute to make a positive change. Register online via the SIANI webpage
University main building Vasaparken, Universitetsplatsen 1, Gothenburg