Since the launch of SPA’s landmark report at COP26, the SPA is seen as a key point of reference on the Amazon. There is overwhelming scientific consensus that we are running out of time and that decision-making should be guided by the most updated and reliable science. The coming years are crucial to implement and scale up the economic, social, and environmental transformations required to save the Amazon, and therefore the magnitude of the work of the Panel is a valuable and urgent tool in the global climate and biodiversity crisis and for the social and economic future of the region. For this reason, the SPA will be joining many events at COP27 this year to amplify the key messages and recommendations of their 2021 Report and those in their 3 new policy briefs. On November 15th, at an event cohosted with the Consortium of the Governors of the Legal Amazon, the SPA is excited to be launching 3 new policy briefs titled, “A call for global action to move the Amazon forest system away from tipping points”; “Transforming the Amazon through ‘Arcs of Restoration’”; and “The role of Amazonian Indigenous peoples in fighting the climate crisis”. Join us in person at COP or virtually for the following events:
Amazon Investor Coalition – Sustainable Business in the Amazon: Catalyzing Ecosystem Regeneration and Climate Stability Through Forest-Friendly Economic Development
November 8, 2022 | 12:00 – 13:00 EET
Auditorium B (Blue Zone)
Join Carlos Nobre, P4F, Laura & Tashka Yawanawá, iCS and Igarapé Institute in proving the forest is worth more alive and standing than cut and burned. Without the Amazon rainforest, it will be impossible to achieve the Paris agreement. This session will provide a 360° view on the topic, kicking-off with local context and current challenges, followed by a deep-dive on opportunities, ranging from ancestral craftsmanship to deep-tech science-based ventures, while showcasing community-driven sustainable businesses and highly scalable commercially-viable startups. Investing in a regenerative Amazon Bioeconomy is the highest-leverage climate mitigation opportunity of our time, with the co-benefit of reverting biodiversity loss and generating local economic and social prosperity.
WWF & COICA – Evitar el punto de inflexión y lanzamiento del Informe Amazonía Viva 2022
November 8, 2022 | 19:30
Panda Hub (Blue Zone) or watch the livestream
English translation available
Este evento se enfocará en explicar el estado actual de la Amazonía, el riesgo de llegar a un punto de no retorno, las medidas que se deben tomar para evitarlo, y lanzará el Informe de WWF, Amazonía Viva 2022.
Instituto Clima e Sociedade– Financing nature-based solutions and scaling-up forest restoration in Brazil
November 12, 2022 | 15:00 – 16:00 EET
Brazil Climate Action Hub (Blue Zone) or watch the livestream
Rainforests around the world are under threat from logging, agriculture and other land uses like mining. Amazon deforestation hit a six-year high this year, while in the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest rainforest, deforestation has skyrocketed in recent years and is further threatened by oil and gas exploration. How can communities halt deforestation and restore degraded nature to address climate change? What models for successful landscape restoration exist for sensitive rainforest and peatland biomes? And how should policymakers, businesses and citizens be involved in their decision-making and design?
Consortium of the Governors of the Legal Amazon– The Amazon We Want: Investing in Forest Restoration and Indigenous Territories to Prevent the Amazon from Reaching a Tipping Point
November 15, 2022 | 13:00 EET
Consortium of Governor’s Pavilion/Hub Amazônia Legal (Blue Zone) or watch the livestream
This event provides a platform for the launch of the most recent policy briefs produced by the Science Panel for the Amazon: “Amazonian tipping point”; “Transforming the Amazon through ‘Arcs of Restoration’”; and “The role of Amazonian Indigenous peoples in fighting the climate crisis”. It distills critical scientific assessments in response to emerging priority political issues, improving science-policy linkages to enrich decision-making, and integrating Indigenous and local knowledge with scientific research for a sustainable Amazon.
Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program – Connecting people and institutions to connect landscapes and avoid tipping points
November 16, 2022 | 13:00 – 15:00 EET
GEF/GCF (Blue Zone) or livestream here.
This side event will provide an overview of the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) Program and its partnerships with governments, donors, implementing and executing agencies. A round table will be assembled with high level officials from different stakeholders who will bring their perspective on how to address challenges and ensure regional collaboration (as proposed by the ASL) to conserve the climate and biodiversity services provided by the Amazon and prevent an irreversible tipping point.
Igarapé Institute – Exploring the climate-biodiversity nexus for a healthy and sustainable planet
November 16, 2022 | 16:00 – 17:00 EET
Brazil Climate Action Hub (Blue Zone)
The world currently faces multiple and interconnected crises, with climate and biodiversity being deeply interdependent. Biodiversity supports humanity in all its needs, and without it we will neither achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) nor the commitments of the Paris Agreement. This event will mobilize stakeholders, from thinking into action, by acknowledging and better understanding these linkages. From the local to the global level, how can stakeholders join efforts for a healthy planet that tackles climate change and biodiversity loss while advancing sustainable development? Speakers will explore the drivers, interlinkages, and different perspectives on these issues to find common ground.