Brazil Events

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Sugarcane Ethanol and Land Use in Brazil

April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.
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Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
Brazil Institute
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.
Webcast

Book Discussion: People on the Move: Reducing the Impact of Human Migration on Biodiversity

October 10, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss the relationship between migration and biodiversity. Drawing on case studies in the Galápagos Islands and Brazil, they offer recommendations for mitigating migration's impact on the environment.

Book Launch: Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, by Gomercindo Rodrigues

September 12, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon.
Webcast

Looking Forward: Sustaining the Earth and Humanity - Implications for the New UN Secretary-General

March 26, 2007 // 9:30am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Realizing the goal of stabilizing the environment requires new frameworks for global actions. This event, which marks the second in a three-meeting series on UN reform, examines the role of the UN and its member states in leading the environmental sustainability movement.

Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor

March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.

Brazil's HIV/AIDS Program as a Model: Strategies for Combating Other Epidemics

December 12, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
A conference with Jorge Bermudez, Chief, Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit, Pan American Health Organization; Eduardo J. Gómez, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health; and Maureen Lewis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

Brazil at a Crossroads: Repercussions of Embracing Genetically Modified Agriculture

November 17, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Project and Environmental Change and Security Program co-host a conference on the debate over genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Brazil.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Policy

September 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.

Regional Integration in the Amazon: Challenges and Prospects

March 14, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rosalía Arteaga, Secretary General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), discusses challenges to regional integration in the Amazon.

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