October 17, 2019

A World Without the Amazon?
The Importance of Amazonia for Brazil and the Planet

Open to the Public
2:00-6:00 pm | 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building (map) and simulcast/online broadcast (link).

      • 2:00-2:15 pm
        Opening Remarks
        Stephen Kotkin, Michael Celia, João Biehl (Princeton hosts).
      • 2:15-3:45 pm
        Amazonia Today
        Presentations by Tasso Azevedo (MapBiomas) on the latest deforestation data and the impact of out-of-control fire in the region and Beto Veríssimo (Imazon) on the state of the Amazon forest today.
        Followed by the screening of a short documentary film Amazonia: The Last Frontier, by Brazilian director Estevão Ciavatta, and discussion.
      • 3:45-4:00 pm
        Coffee Break
      • 4:00-6:00 pm
        A World without the Amazon?
        Ecosystem Transformations and Global Climate Impact

        Presentations by Paulo Artaxo (Climate Scientist, University of São Paulo), Stephen Pacala (PEI/Princeton) & Elena Shevliakova (GFDL).
        Izabella Teixeira (Co-chair, International Resource Panel; former Minister of the Environment of Brazil)
        Michael Oppenheimer (PEI/Princeton)
        João Biehl (Princeton)
        Followed by discussion 


Open to the Public
6:00-7:00 pm | Louis A. Simpson Atrium (map)


Invitation Only
7:15-9:15 pm | Prospect House (map)
Remarks by Deborah Prentice (Princeton University Provost), Almir Suruí (Indigenous Leader), Governor Helder Barbalho (State of Pará, Brazil), and Marina Silva (Former Brazilian Minister of the Environment)

October 18, 2019

Amazonian Leapfrogging

Sessions for Invited Participants Only

Closed Event
8:45 am-6:00 pm | 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building (map)

      • 8:45-9:00 am
        Leapfrogging Knowhow
        Opening Remarks by Robert Socolow (PEI/Princeton)
      • 9:00-10:30 am
        Session 1: Brazilian Lessons for the Amazon
        Almir Suruí (Indigenous leader & Google Earth partner)
        Daniel Azeredo (Brazilian Federal Prosecutor)
        Juliano Assunção (PUC-Rio)
        Jennifer A. Widner (WWS/Princeton)
        Adriana Petryna (U Penn)
      • 10:30-11:00 am
        Coffee Break
      • 11:00-12:30 am
        Session 2: Amazonian Leapfrogging | Emergent Visions I
        (Environmental services and public mobilization)
        Marina Silva (Environmental Leader and Former Minister of the Environment)
        Steve Schwartzman (Environmental Defense Fund)
        Bernardo Strassburg (PUC-Rio)
        Chair & Discussant:
        Michael Oppenheimer (WWS/PEI Princeton)
      • 12:30-1:45 pm
      • 2:00-3:45 pm
        Session 3: Amazonian Leapfrogging | Emergent Visions II
        (Technological innovation, the bio-economy, and corporate responsibility)
        Carlos Nobre (University of São Paulo)
        Roberto Marques (CEO, Natura & Co.)
        Marcello Brito (President, Brazilian Agribusiness Association)
        Chair & Discussant:
        Alessandra Orofino (nonprofit Nossas)
      • 3:45-4:00 pm
        Coffee Break
      • 4:00-6:00 pm
        Final Discussion, Next Steps
        Brief remarks by Governor Helder Barbalho (State of Pará), Hugo Aguilaniu (Instituto Serrapilheira), Marcio Senne de Moraes (Vale), Luciano Huck (Communicator & RenovaBR), and Johannes van de Ven (Good Energies Foundation)
        Ilona Szabó (Igarapé Institute)
        Michael Celia (PEI/Princeton)
        Tasso Azevedo (MapBiomas), João Biehl (Princeton) and Beto Veríssimo (Imazon)

      Reception and Dinner Party

      7:00-9:30 pm | Palmer House (map)


To learn more about Brazil’s earlier steps to reduce deforestation in the Amazon and read about the work of our distinguished speakers, visit Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies’ case links.