The Amazon is truly a global asset in regulating the climate, conserving biodiversity and securing a healthy and sustainable future for all. Urgent actions by all actors in society are desperately needed to avoid the ‘point of no return’ (commonly termed the ‘tipping point’) in which the vital biome loses its ability to store carbon. Such efforts will need to be coordinated, cross-cutting and radically inclusive in design and scope if they are to meet the challenge’s demands, especially as the region’s economies look to bounce back in the wake of COVID-19. This plenary will spotlight successes in regional and local cooperation for effective, efficient, and inclusive implementation of policies and actions to ensure a sustainable, and equitable future for the Amazon.
Benki PiyãkoAsháninka Community Leader
Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia
Jazz MotaFounder and Director
Ima Célia Guimarães VieiraScientist, Senior Researcher
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Eduardo BastosLatin America Sustainability Director
Andrea AlvaresVice-president of marketing, innovation and sustainability
Brigitte BaptisteBiologist and an inspiring public intellectual
José Yunis MebarakCoordinator
Vanuza Cardoso Abacatal ParaSpiritual Leader and Quilombola Feminist Activist
Pedro BarretoCardinal and president
Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network, Peru
lnshiridos del AmazonasAmazonian band and 3rd winner of the GLF Amazonia Storytelling Competition
Suraras do TapajosAssociation of Indigenous Women
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