The Amazon in the new globalized context
Welcome to The Volvo Environment Prize Seminar 2016 with Professor Carlos Nobre arranged by KVA as part of the Mistra Finacial Systems program at Misum.
The seminar will be held in the Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm.
Free of charge and open to the public. Registration is required (link below).
2016-11-29 at 01:00
The seminar focuses on the Amazon, celebrating Volvo Environment Prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre’s work. This iconic biome plays a key role for local moisture recycling, as well as both social and biological diversity. But the Amazon is increasingly recognized as also playing a fundamental role in stabilizing the Earth’s climate system. This year’s seminar will highlight the importance of the Amazonian biome itself as well as examining the proximate and distal drivers underpinning the land-use change which is currently threatening the ability of this system to provide these ecosystem services to humanity, at local as well as global scales.
The 2016 Volvo Environment Prize winner Professor Carlos Nobre is one of the world’s leading Earth System scientists and has been a pioneer in efforts to understand and protect the Amazon, one of Earth’s most important ecosystems. He has built an outstanding environmental science career over many decades, including cutting-edge research in Earth System science. Professor Nobre has also led international global change research efforts, chairing the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme from 2005-2011, and linked science with policy for the Amazon in national and international arenas at the highest levels. Professor Carlos Nobre is also the Director of the Center for Earth System Science, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil.