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Advances in land-use planning in the Amazon

Event Details:

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
8:00am - 9:00am PDT

Location

Virtual

This event is open to:

General Public

To see the visible effects of the human footprint on natural ecosystems, look no further than the Amazon rainforest. As in most of the world, agricultural expansion and intensification are driving land-use and land-cover change in the Amazon. The world’s largest tropical forest has exceptionally high rates of land use change that are accelerating forest loss to a critical threshold. Scientists and civil society are increasingly documenting the connection between forests and land use that serve as input for government decision-making. Land use planning is a systematic, multi-stakeholder process that can provide a sustainable means for local people to manage natural resources in a way that meets the needs of both current and future generations. In this session, the panelists will present their experiences working in different countries with government agencies in the Amazon on land use planning as a tool to deter deforestation and preserve ecosystem services.

This session will be presented in Spanish with live, simultaneous translation into English.

Photo credit: Sebastien Goldberg

Schedule

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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    Marcelo Guevara

    Marcelo Guevara

    Research Associate, The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

    Rodrigo Botero García

    Rodrigo Botero García

    Managing Director, Fundación para la Conservación y el Desarrollo Sostenible in Colombia

    Avecita Chicchón

    Avecita Chicchón

    Program Director of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Andes-Amazon Initiative

    Armando Muñante

    Armando Muñante

    SUNASS, National Superintendence of Sanitation Services in Peru

    Rodrigo Sierra

    Rodrigo Sierra

    President and Founder de GeoIS from Ecuador

    Carlos Souza

    Carlos Souza

    CEO and Co-Founder of Terras App Solutions & Research Associate at Imazon

    Marta Torres

    Marta Torres

    CINCIA, Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation in Peru

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