[Brazil at Harvard] STRATEGIES TO COMBAT DEFORESTATION IN THE AMAZON - TODAY

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Dec 8 09:59:36 EST 2008


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard University 
Brazil Studies Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin 
American Studies present

STRATEGIES TO COMBAT DEFORESTATION IN THE AMAZON
What have 20 years of experience taught us?

A Presentation by

JOAO PAULO CAPOBIANCO
Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and Assistant-Secretary for 
Forestry and Conservation -  Brazil (2003-2008)

Date: Monday, December 8th, 2008
Time: 2:30 to 4:00PM
Location: MIT, room 3-401 Please not that this event will be held at 
MIT. For a map of MIT please go to http://whereis.mit.edu

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Mr. Capobianco is one of the leading experts in Brazilian environmental 
policy. During the 1980s and 1990s he founded and presided over SOS Mata 
Atlantica and Instituto Socio-Ambiental, two of the most respected 
environmental NGOs in the country. From 2003 to 2006 he was Secretary 
for Biodiversity and Forestry in the newly inaugurated Lula's 
government, and then Vice-Minister and interim-president of Instituto 
Chico Mendes, working alongside Min. Marina Silva.

In the Brazilian Amazon, global supply chains, indigenous peoples, 
hydroelectric power plants, soy and sugarcane farms, cattle-ranching, 
landless peasants, land grabbing, political clientelism, legal and 
illegal logging, and mining for iron, bauxite and gold come together to 
help determine the annual rate of deforestation.

Mr. Capobianco will bring the latest figures and discuss what the 
Brazilian government has learned over the past 20 years, and what it is 
likely to do next.

(Any questions about this event, contact Salo Coslovsky at salo at mit.edu)

-- 
Marcio Siwi
Fellow / Program Officer
Brazil Studies Program
Harvard University
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel (617) 495-5435
http://drclas.harvard.edu/brazil



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