GLF Amazonia 2021: As it happened
On 21–23 September 2021, the GLF Amazonia digital conference put forth one clear message: the protection of the Amazon is crucial for the survival of people and ecosystems globally. Titled “The Tipping Point – Solutions from the Inside Out,” the event featured the foremost scientists conducting researching the Amazon’s dieback, Indigenous leaders sharing the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest satellite technology developers monitoring the biome, young people who will continue some of the world’s most ancient cultures and traditions, political leaders shaping the region’s policy, and new partnerships aimed at achieving environmental sustainability and secure rights for Amazonian peoples.
Sessions, plenaries and launches were viewed more that 15,000 times, and key messages reached 27 million on social media.
About Eduardo Góes Neves
Eduardo Góes Neves, Professor of Brazilian Archeology at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, tells the history of human occupation in Amazonia and the legacies left by Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Quilombolas. To engage with the future of Amazonia, we can’t separate its natural history from the populations that transformed and lived in the region for the past 12,000 years, he says.
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