Amazonia on Fire: Revealing Ecosystem Transformations and Threats with Science and Transparency

Date
Oct 22, 2020, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Event Description

A Brazil LAB event with Tasso Azevedo, Michael Celia and João Biehl.

Tasso Azevedo is a Brazilian scientist and social entrepreneur working on the field of forests, sustainability and climate change. He coordinates the SEEG Network, a system to estimate greenhouse gas emissions, and MapBiomas, a platform that produces annual land cover and land use country maps through a multi-institutional collaboration. A renowned public intellectual and a Skoll Fellow, Azevedo is a Brazil LAB Affiliated Scholar. He has played a key role in the design and implementation of the National Plan to Combat Deforestation and the Amazon Fund. Azevedo is now leading efforts to expand MapBiomas to South America and tropical rainforest belts in Asia and Africa.

Discussant:
Michael Celia, Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Princeton Environmental Institute

Moderator:
João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology; Brazil LAB Director

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