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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Thursday, September 21 • 9:00am - 11:00am
[VIRTUAL] Amazon and Tropical Forests; its global implications and roles for a sustainable future (210902)

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This session aims to share advancements in research about the global implications and roles of Tropical Forests. The session will provide an overview of the science and background of the importance of the Amazon and Tropical Forests in the world. The speakers will highlight the need for integrating knowledge on the functioning of Tropical Forests worldwide and other socio-ecosystems, including the socioeconomic and environmental processes—to identify and implement measures to sustain and conserve the livelihoods of communities living in the Tropical Forests around the world. The panel will also bring to the fore questions related to environmental justice, environmental governance, protection of indigenous peoples and local communities' knowledge and practices.
The panel will inform the Belmont Forum CRA in scoping process entitled “Amazon and Tropical Forests” which is being led by the InterAmerican Institute for Global Change Research and the São Paulo Research Foundation.

Interpretation ESP/ENG and FRE/SPA will be available!!

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Dalley-Divin Saa-Sita Kambale

Executive Director (President)., Congo Biotropical Institute
Dalley-Divin K. SAA-SITA, a Congolese citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is passionate about community conservation of natural forest resources and the valorization of traditional and cultural practices in the process of nature conservation in tropical Africa. He is also... Read More →
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Marielos Peña-Claros

Professor & co-chair SPA, Wageningen University & Research / Co-chair of Science Panel for the Amazon
Prof. Marielos Peña Claros is a Bolivian forest ecologist, working at Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands. She is the co-chair of the Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA).Prof. Peña Claros works on tropical forests, looking into how forests are responding to a variety... Read More →

Omar Ramsés López Alfano

Chair of SAC IAI, Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENACYT) de Panamá
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Su Mon Myint

Tropical Forests expert, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of National Unity Government
Su Mon Myint studied tropical forest management at the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Germany for her master. Her empirical research was done in Myanmar which is one of the tropical countries, and explored the relationship between forest dependency and household livelihood... Read More →
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Rafaela M. Molina-Vargas

PhD Student, Researcher on Complex systems, IRD-Sorbonne Université-iEES
Rafaela M. Molina Vargas is a biologist graduated from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia.Current IRD fellow, and PhD student in complex systems at Sorbonne University, and Paris Institute for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (iEES Paris).She has worked on amphibian... Read More →

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Fany Ramos Quispe

IAI Science, Technology and Policy Fellow, Belmont Forum
Fany Ramos Quispe es de Bolivia, esta inspirada y comprometida con contribuir a una mejor relación entre la humanidad y la tierra. Se formó como ingeniera ambiental con estudios adicios adicionales en cambios ambientales y desarrollo internacional. Sirve a la sociedad y a la tierra... Read More →
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Hilario Espinosa

IAI Science, Technology and Policy Fellow, Belmont Forum
Hilario Espinosa holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Panama, a M.S. in Crop Protection from the University of Göttingen in Germany, and a M.S. in Project Management from the EUNCET Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He has more than a decade of research experience working... Read More →

Thursday September 21, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am EDT