Amazonia near a tipping point: The need for an innovative standing forest bioeconomy

Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Building E25, 111
45 CARLETON ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

Dr. Carlos A.  Nobre, MIT PhD ’83, Meteorology, is one of the authors of IPCC AR4 awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is presently a senior researcher with the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo, and the creator of the Amazon Third Way-Amazonia 4.0 Initiative that seeks a new development paradigm based on a biodiversity-driven bio-economy utilizing modern technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Dr. Nobre’s work mostly focuses on the Amazon and its impacts on the Earth system. He chaired the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). He is the co-chair of the Science Panel for the Amazon and the leader of the Amazonia 4.0 project, which aims to develop a nature-based bioeconomy of standing forests and flowing rivers.

This event will take place on the MIT campus (E25-111), and is open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Introductory comments by:

Richard K. Lester, Japan Steel Industry Professor and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paulo Alberto Nussenzveig, Professor, Institute of Physics and Provost for Science and Innovation, University of São Paulo


  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm Introduction featuring MIT and USP experts on global challenges
  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm Carlos Nobre on how to save the planet’s greatest tropical forest
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm Join the discussion and talk solutions

This event is co-sponsored by MIT Abdul Jameel World Education Lab, MIT Open Learning and MIT MISTI/BRAZIL.

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