The Amazon in Flames: Causes and Consequences

Date & Time October 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Olin 012
Latin American Committee

Since January of this year, the Amazon rainforest has been catching fire mainly in the Brazilian territory, but fires have now reached other countries in the region, such as Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru. These fires have resulted in the burning of 2,240,000 acres of rainforest. It has been a global concern that has been expressed through political and social movements. The burning of the lung of the world has also resulted in the loss of territory and resources for various indigenous groups in the Amazon region. As such, this has become momentous event in history where climate change is increasingly becoming a larger concern for the global community.

Please join us to learn about the causes and the environmental, political, and economic global consequences of the Amazon rainforest fires.

We will have three experts in the panel discussing these issues;

Sebastian Correa is a graduate student at the Fletcher School who focuses on international Environment and Resource Policy.

Colin Orians is the Director of the Environmental Studies Program and a Professor of Biology at Tufts University.

Clemencia Pinasco (A’20) is an IGL alum currently working at ARCAmazon, a non-profit organization that aims to educate and inspire the global community to get involved in front-line conservation of the Amazon rainforest.