Amazon and Tropical Forests; its global implications and roles for a sustainable future
This session aims to share advancements in research about the global implications and roles of Tropical Forests. The session will provide an overview of the science and background of the importance of the Amazon and Tropical Forests in the world. The speakers will highlight the need for integrating knowledge on the functioning of Tropical Forests worldwide and other socio-ecosystems, including the socioeconomic and environmental processes—to identify and implement measures to sustain and conserve the livelihoods of communities living in the Tropical Forests around the world. The panel will also bring to the fore questions related to environmental justice, environmental governance, protection of indigenous peoples and local communities’ knowledge and practices.
The panel will inform the Belmont Forum CRA in scoping process entitled “Amazon and Tropical Forests” which is being led by the InterAmerican Institute for Global Change Research and the São Paulo Research Foundation.