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Course :  Brazilian Amazon Conference

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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November 6, 2009 Environmental Policy, Social Movements, and Science for the Brazilian Amazon - Panel 3 A part of the CLAS Latin American Briefing series (http://clas.uchicago.edu) Panel 3 speakers include Tatiana Sá, Maura Barbosa de Almeida, Foster Brown, Bertha Becker and Manuela Carneiro da Cunha. The Center for Latin American Studies and The Program on Global Environment at The University of Chicago are pleased to present an interdisciplinary conference on "Environmental Policy, Social Movements, and Science for the Brazilian Amazon", November 5-6, 2009. The conference will assess the last twenty years of regional structural projects, social movements, and science and technology in the Amazon, as well as what roles and opportunities are created for the region by science, technology, traditional knowledge and markets for environmental services, within the standards of forest preservation. Panel 3 - Science and Technology as a Basis for a New Development Model for the Amazon. What opportunities do science and technology offer as a basis for a new development model that has the forest and the environmental services it offers as its main focus? Topics such as climate change, biodiversity valuation, and carbon sequestration or storage will be discussed, always with attention to the role that can be imparted by traditional knowledge. This is the fourth installment in the series covering the conference.

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