Climate Change

2021 Sep 15

Imagining Collective Futures in the Amazon

12:00pm to 1:15pm


This event is virtual and will be held in English and Portuguese with simultaneous translation to both languages. To register, click here.

The extraction of natural resources in the Amazon only continues to increase, resulting in a record number of land-related conflicts, deforestation, and murders of environmental defenders, disproportionately affecting Indigenous and peasant populations....

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2020 Oct 07

Amazon 4.0 – Defining a Third Way for the Amazon

4:00pm to 5:00pm


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Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil...

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2020 Oct 05

ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons From the Past

4:00pm to 5:00pm


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Speakers: Felipe Milanez, Associate Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Bret Gustafson, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis; Isabelle Foster, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay; Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University; Patricia Vieira, Professor, Department of Spanish and...

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2020 May 18

The Amazon and COVID-19: The Present and Future of the Crisis in the Forest

11:00am to 12:15pm

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Speakers: Natalie Unterstell. Especialista em política socioambiental. Diretora, Talanoa Think Tank; Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow no Centro para Liderança Pública, Universidade Harvard (2016); Fabiano Maisonnave. Jornalista. Correspondente para Amazônia, Folha de São Paulo; Fellow, Fundação Nieman para Jornalismo,...

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2017 Sep 27

VASI: Amazonian Vision for an Integrated Sustainability: Building Long Term Opportunities for Collaborative, Community-Based Research in the Amazon

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Edgardo Gomez Pisco, VASI's Local Facilitator; Nancy M. Dammann, PhD, VASI's International Facilitator

Moderator: Ned Strong, Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

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2017 Sep 14

Air Quality and Climate in the Central Amazon

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Speaker: Scot T. Martin, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Professor Martin leads a research group at Harvard University that addresses scientific problems engineering challenges and technical breakthroughs in the atmospheric sciences especially as related to the roles of particulate matter in air quality climate and atmospheric...

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2019 Mar 12

Panel Discussion: Advancing Large Landscape Conservation in Chile and the United States Through Peer Learning

8:30am to 10:30am

Location: 

DRCLAS Regional Office Sala de Conferencias Norbert Lechner, Primer Piso  Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura, Chile

landscape conservation
 
This panel discussion is part of the Peer Learning Exchange for Large Landscape Conservation, organized by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the International Land Conservation Network during 2018-2019, and hosted by ...

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2017 Dec 15

Energy and Conservation Possible, Eventual Points of Convergence?

8:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

DRCLAS Regional Office, Vitacura, Chile

Encuentro Energía y Conservación

El David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University en Santiago fue anfitrión del encuentro coordinado por la Asociación de Generadoras de Chile con el motivo de crear una conversación junto al grupo de estudiantes de posgrado y académicos del Kennedy School of Government (HKS) de Universidad de Harvard, encabezados por Rand Wentworth, profesor de HKS y ex director de la Land Trust Alliance, de visita en Chile para estudiar temas de conservación en el país.

El objetivo del encuentro fue compartir...

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2019 May 07

Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

Tue - Wed, May 7 to May 8, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the future of our societies. Solutions are complex, depending not only on engineering and policy, but also on imagination and public will towards alternative forms of inhabiting the planet. Latin America, home to the largest rainforest areas in the world, is both at risk of environmental catastrophe and a key region in which models for thriving bioeconomies based on rainforests can evolve. This symposium will bring together experts and leaders from the US and Latin America to discuss the past, present and future of...

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2019 Feb 20

The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Mary Plotkin, Co-Founder & President, The Amazon Conservation Team
Brian Hettler, GIS & New Technologies Manager, The Amazon Conservation Team

Richard Evans Schultes—ethnobotanist, taxonomist, writer, photographer, and Harvard professor—is regarded as one of the most important plant explorers of the twentieth century. In 1941, Schultes traveled to the Amazon rainforest on a mission to study how Indigenous peoples used plants for medicinal, ritual, and practical purposes. A new interactive online map, produced by the Amazon...

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