The Amazon Forest Dieback: The Science, Impacts and Solutions

24 Sep 2021

The Amazon rainforest creates and relies on its own rainfall for survival. Deforestation, increased drought, and wildfire is threatening this process, resulting in an Amazon “dieback” that would transform the world’s largest rainforest into dry savannah. Preventing this outcome is not only possible; it may well be the cheapest means of keeping carbon in the forests. This session explores the science behind the “dieback” scenario, and ways to scale effective, bottom-up strategies for managing fire. Speakers draw on extensive research, as well as first-hand experience managing fires through a collaborative network of Indigenous Peoples, farmers, and government agencies.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Latin America

  • Earth Innovation Institute

  • Global Landscapes Forum


  • Ane Alencar

    Director of Science, Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)

  • Paulo Brando

    Assistant Professor, University of California-Irvine, Department of Earth System Science

  • Daniel Nepstad

    Executive Director and President, Earth Innovation Institute

  • Marcello Kamaiura

    Indigenous leader and coordinator, Kamayura Fire Brigade

  • Caroline Nobrega

    General Manager, Aliança da Terra