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 of International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).
The symposium 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.
*4-5PM | A World Without the Amazon?
“Tipping Point and Global Climate Impact”
- 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