This event will focus on 九州体育平台 projects and partnerships in Latin America. Dr. Carlos Nobre, co-author of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that received the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007, will deliver the keynote address, "The Amazon Near a Tipping-Point: The Need of a Novel Bioeconomy of Forests Standing and Rivers Flowing." His session will discuss how the current resource-intensive development model--traditional agriculture, mining, oil & gas, large hydropower dams--practiced in the Amazon Forest for the last 50 years has put the forest, its biodiversity, and its indigenous population in great risk of being decimated. What we need to do 至 protect the Amazon Forest and Nobre’s basic concept of Project Amazonia 4.0 will also be presented.
Carlos Nobre is an Earth System scientist from Brazil. He obtained a PhD in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, in 1983. Nobre’s work mostly focus on the Amazon and its impacts on the Earth system. He chaired the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). He has been also a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was National Secretary for R&D Policies at the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation of Brazil and President of Brazil’s Agency for Post-Graduate Education (CAPES). He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and of the World Academy of Sciences and of the World Academy of Sciences.