• Lead-organizer: Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • Date: 14 Jun 2012
  • Room: T-8

The Future of the Amazon: a low carbon production model

Organizing partners

- IPAM: organizer
- Multiple partners from the civil society


The Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) is a Brazilian NGO which work concept is based on participatory research by measuring and assessing from the point of view of scientific research, environment conservation and community.

In order to promote Amazon conservation and development, IPAM currently works on three programs: (1) Community Management of Varzeas (Floodplains) and Forests, (2) Amazon Scenarios and (3) Climate Change. These programs have generated a considerable amount of information and encouraged initiatives to support public policies, local action and international agreements by working together with family farmers, farm producers, indigenous people, traditional communities and the government as a whole.

At Rio+20, IPAM , partners and invited guests (academia, government and civil society) will present the recent scientific researches on climate change and REDD, besides exchanging information and perspective of traditional knowledge.

Detailed programme

? Thematic focus: To present scientific researches, indigenous groups and efforts from subnational governments concerning the implementation of policies that are focused on green economy and a low carbon emissions production.

? Potential contribution to the outcome of UNCSD/Rio+20: It will be presented at the side event recommendations and major "talking points" that reflect the concerns of the indigenous organizations, environment NGOs, subnational governments / agencies and others. The letter will address issues such as green economy, poverty alleviation; low carbon production; payment of environmental services, REDD, and production chains.

? IPAM will present scientific researches about climate change, infrastructure in the Amazon and agribusiness.

? Potential Speakers (TBC):
- Government representatives from Brazilian states
- Representatives from Indigenous organizations
- Renowned scientists
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