Global Columbia Collaboratory: The Amazon Region We Want

The Science Panel for the Amazon is excited to partner with Columbia University this summer to hold a Global Columbia Collaboratory that provides a small group of students with a virtual forum for learning about Amazonian issues from international experts and peers around the world.

During the Summer 2022 Global Columbia Collaboratory students will learn from sustainability experts, preeminent scientists, and local Amazon activist-practitioners about the current state of the Amazon ecosystem, it’s peoples and communities.

Through four seminars given by experts and locals in the field, small group meetings, and a collaborative project as a deliverable, students will reflect, ideate, and collaborate to learn, discuss, and raise awareness about the state of the Amazon region – all 100% virtually! However, we are also making the four seminars available for the general public to view and attend as well! Register in the link provided and follow along this summer as SPA authors present an overview of the landmark 2021 Amazon Assessment Report: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D7Ahg4CeTUunF0OjFCQvxw

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Global Seminar 1 

Scientific authorities session 

This session will give students an overview of the state of the Amazon ecosystem, current trends, and their implications for the long-term well-being of the region, as well as opportunities and policy relevant options for conservation and sustainable development.

Global Seminar 2 

This session will provide the students with an opportunity to understand how the geodiversity of the Amazon has evolved over three billion years of history.   

Chapter 3 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 6 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 7 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 8 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 12 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Global Seminar 3

This session presents the major ideas, actors, and practices that have shaped the Amazon’s current development and deforestation dynamics. It highlights how Amazonians have continuously adapted to changing circumstances while fighting to advance their own proposals for conservation and equity in development.

Chapter 14 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 15 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 19 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 20 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 21 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Chapter 24 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

Global Seminar 4

Developing a clear vision is the central starting point for any action plan. This session reviews the main visions regarding the Amazon and proposes a Living Amazon Vision based on a set of values, principles, and knowledge systems described throughout the chapter.

Chapter 29 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
Chapter 30 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
Chapter 32 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
Chapter 34 in Brief (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

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