[Brazil at Harvard] STRATEGIES TO COMBAT DEFORESTATION IN THE AMAZON - TODAY
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)
Fellow / Program Officer
Brazil Studies Program
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel (617) 495-5435
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