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The Amazon in the new globalized context - seminar with prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre

The Amazon in the new globalized context - seminar with prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre

This seminar at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences focuses on the Amazon, celebrating Volvo Environment Prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre’s work. Focali member Martin Persson will hold a presentation at the seminar on the links between deforestation in the Amazon and global consumption of beef and soy.

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When Nov 29, 2016 01:00 PM to
Nov 29, 2016 04:00 PM
Where The Beijer Hall, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
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The Amazon plays a key role for local moisture recycling, as well as both social and biological diversity. But the Amazon is increasingly recognized as also playing a fundamental role in stabilizing the Earth’s climate system. The seminar will highlight the importance of the Amazonian biome itself as well as examining the proximate and distal drivers underpinning the land-use change which is currently threatening the ability of this system to provide these ecosystem services to humanity, at local as well as global scales.

The 2016 Volvo Environment Prize winner Professor Carlos Nobre is one of the world’s leading Earth System scientists and has been a pioneer in efforts to understand and protect the Amazon, one of Earth’s most important ecosystems. He has built an outstanding environmental science career over many decades,including cutting-edge research in Earth System science. Professor Nobre has also led international global change research efforts, chairing the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme from 2005-2011, and linked science with policy for the Amazon in national and international arenas at the highest levels. Professor Carlos Nobre is the Director of the Center for Earth System Science, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil.

Focali member Martin Persson, associate professor at Chalmers, will hold a presentation during the seminar on the topic: "Trading forests: linking Amazon deforestation to global beef and soy consumption"

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The seminar will be jointly hosted by the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Program, housed at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science and Future Earth.

 

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