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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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Friday, September 15 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
[VIRTUAL] Amazon Day - Panel 2: Sociobiodiversity and Climate Change (151102)

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This panel will discuss the relationship between deforestation and forest degradation and loss of biodiversity in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the Amazon, along with broader climate change impacts. The most recent evidence and scenarios on this topic will be presented, and pathways to protect socio-biodiversity as a mechanism to mitigate the climate emergency will be discussed.

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Mercedes Bustamante

President of the Coordination of Personnel Development (CAPES). Professor at the University of Brasilia (UnB), member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and currently one of the main references in the Cerrado biome.
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Eduardo Neves

Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at the University of São Paulo and member of Brazil Lab at Princeton University. Prof. Neves conducted research using LIDAR, a remote sensingmethod, that brought to light novel evidence on the past of... Read More →
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Beto Quesada

Beto Quesada is a Researcher at the National Amazon Research Institute (INPA), coordinates the Amazon FACE Project (MCTIC) and the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (INPA/Max-Planck).
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Raquel Tupinambá

Master in botany and doctoral student in anthropology, general coordinator of the Tupinambá of the Tapajós-Arapiuns Extractive Reserve researches the dispute over territory between her people and loggers.She prefers the term “general coordinator” to the term “general cacica... Read More →
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Adalberto Luis Val

Senior Researcher - Brazilian National Institute for Research of the Amazon
Prof. Val is a Brazilian scientist studying biological adaptations of fish of the Amazon to environmental challenges, including effects of climate change. He currently coordinates the long-term ADAPTA project, which has shown the vulnerability of Amazonian fish to temperature increases... Read More →

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Rafael Andery

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Executive Secretary of the Amazon+10 Initiative. Graduated in Law (University of São Paulo, 2012), with a master's degree in International Relations (University of São Paulo, 2019). He served as Deputy Secretary of Science, Technology, and Innovation for the State of São Paulo... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2023 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
  Climate, Environment