Amazonian Leapfrogging: Long-term Vision for Safeguarding the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet

Princeton researchers will gather with Brazilian scientists, policymakers, environmental leaders, business innovators and social entrepreneurs for the international conference “Amazonian Leapfrogging: Long-term Vision for Safeguarding the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet” starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399. The symposium is organized by Princeton’s Brazil LAB with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). The conference will be live-streamed on Princeton’s Media Central Live.

The conference represents the start of a long-term collaboration between Princeton experts and Brazilian stakeholders who have been working closely together to identify lessons from Brazil’s recent large-scale innovations in energy, economics, health policy, indigenous rights and conservation that can become the basis for preserving the Amazon for Brazil and the world. A schedule of events follows.

2-2:15PM | Opening Remarks

“The Importance of the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet”

  • Stephen Kotkin, Director of PIIRS and the John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Michael Celia, Director of PEI, Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • Joaõ Biehl, Brazil LAB Director and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University

2:15-3:45PM | Amazonia Today

Screening of “Amazonia: The Last Frontier,” a film by Estevaõ Ciavatta

  • Estevaõ Ciavatta, Filmmaker (Watch Ciavatta talk about the perils facing Amazonia today.)
  • Beto Veríssimo, Senior Researcher and Co-founder, Amazon Institute of People and Environment (Imazon)
  • Tasso Azevedo, Environmentalist, Social Entrepreneur and Coordinator of MapBiomas

4-6PM | A World Without the Amazon?

“Ecosystem Transformations and Global Climate Impact”

Presentations by:

  • Paulo Artaxo, Professor of Applied Physics, University of Saõ Paulo
  • Stephen Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
  • Elena Shevliakova, Senior Climate Modeler, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; Visiting Research Scholar, PEI

Discussants:

  • Izabella Teixeira, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel and Former Minister of the Environment of Brazil
  • Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute
  • Moderator: João Biehl, Brazil LAB Director and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University

6-7PM | Public Reception * Louis A. Simpson Atrium

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Amazonian Leapfrogging: Long-term Vision for Safeguarding the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet

Event Date

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 ・ 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Location

Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399

Princeton researchers will gather with Brazilian scientists, policymakers, environmental leaders, business innovators and social entrepreneurs for the international conference “Amazonian Leapfrogging: Long-term Vision for Safeguarding the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet” starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399. The symposium is organized by Princeton’s Brazil LAB with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). The conference will be live-streamed on Princeton’s Media Central Live.

The conference represents the start of a long-term collaboration between Princeton experts and Brazilian stakeholders who have been working closely together to identify lessons from Brazil’s recent large-scale innovations in energy, economics, health policy, indigenous rights and conservation that can become the basis for preserving the Amazon for Brazil and the world. A schedule of events follows.

2-2:15PM | Opening Remarks

“The Importance of the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet”

  • Stephen Kotkin, Director of PIIRS and the John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Michael Celia, Director of PEI, Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • Joaõ Biehl, Brazil LAB Director and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University

2:15-3:45PM | Amazonia Today

Screening of “Amazonia: The Last Frontier,” a film by Estevaõ Ciavatta

  • Estevaõ Ciavatta, Filmmaker (Watch Ciavatta talk about the perils facing Amazonia today.)
  • Beto Veríssimo, Senior Researcher and Co-founder, Amazon Institute of People and Environment (Imazon)
  • Tasso Azevedo, Environmentalist, Social Entrepreneur and Coordinator of MapBiomas

4-6PM | A World Without the Amazon?

“Ecosystem Transformations and Global Climate Impact”

Presentations by:

  • Paulo Artaxo, Professor of Applied Physics, University of Saõ Paulo
  • Stephen Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
  • Elena Shevliakova, Senior Climate Modeler, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; Visiting Research Scholar, PEI

Discussants:

  • Izabella Teixeira, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel and Former Minister of the Environment of Brazil
  • Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute
  • Moderator: João Biehl, Brazil LAB Director and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University

6-7PM | Public Reception * Louis A. Simpson Atrium