SDLAC 2021 Panel - Defending the Amazon: Stories and Challenges

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Joseph Zárate, Victor Zambrano, Bruno Monteferri
Event description: 

Joseph Zárate is a writer and editor, Victor Zambrano es Director Ejecutivo del Patronato del Comite de Gestion de la Reserva Nacional Tambopata. Bruno Monteferri is an Ashoka Fellow, a Marañon Waterkeeper and Ocean Leaders Fellow 2021.
Deforestation in the Amazon has increased in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of reporters, indigenous communities, non-profit organizations and activists work to defend the forest. How has their work been impacted by COVID-19?
The panel will be in Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English.
The Sixth Annual Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on April 5th to April 9th, 2021 at the Yale School of the Environment. This year’s theme is “Recovering from the Pandemic Through Sustainability.”
The 2021 conference will explore the acute impact of the COVID-19 health crisis and the impact it has had in Latin Americans. The region has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. While this can be explained and studied from the lenses of sustainability and social justice alike, the conference is more concerned with looking ahead. What comes next in the development of the LAC region will be crucial in determining if and when true social equity is achieved, and sustainable development provides a useful framework from which to look at a potential equitable recovery.
Born out of student initiative, the event will be co-hosted by Yale School of the Environment and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center.
Contact: SDLAC SIG, Contact form in footer of registration page,

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