About the event

Conserving the Amazon: Leveraging People and Reducing Poverty

The most important and biologically diverse terrestrial ecosystem, the Amazon is essential for the health of our planet and the survival of our species.  Conservation of the Amazon lies in shifting from a deforestation-based economy to an Amazonian bioeconomy. Efforts should focus on the people of the Amazon: reducing poverty to keep the forest standing.  Since 2008, the Foundation for Amazon Sustainability (FAS) has contributed to the environmental conservation of the Amazon by enhancing the socioeconomic benefits of the forest and its biodiversity, while improving the quality of life of communities by implementing and disseminating knowledge about sustainable development.

Please watch the highlight video of this immersive discussion to learn how you can strengthen your company’s ESG ratings, offset your carbon footprint, and keep the Amazon alive.


Format: in-person

Location: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce – 485 Madison Avenue (at 52nd Street), Suite 401
New York, NY 10022

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

9:00 – 9:05 AM: Welcome remarks by John Welch, Executive Director, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

9:05 – 9:40 AM: Presentation by Virgilio Viana, General Director, Foundation for Amazon Sustainability (FAS)

9:40 – 10:00 AM: Q&A


Registration information:

Members: Free

Non-Members: $35

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