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The Amazon Day is being convened on September 19th during the International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) organized by UN-SDSN at Columbia University. The ICSD thematic for this year is "The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development" and the Amazon Day will discuss challenges and solutions, as well as explore the pathways for the sustainable development for Amazon region in 2050.

The Amazon Day is led by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the Amazonia (SDSN-Amazonia) and supported by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN), UN-Environmental, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACTO), Instituto de Investigacíon de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP), Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas SINCHI and Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Amazônicas (INPA).

The main objective is to connect diverse stakeholders to debate to share knowledge on achieving the SDGs at low cost, low carbon footprint, open and free access solutions, making feasible the broad involvement of the public and a wider exchange of experiences.

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MORNING SECTIONS

Section 1: Amazonia in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development / 9:00am - 10:30am

This session will be broadcasted from the SDSN Amazonia Youtube channel.

Welcome: Virgilio Viana (President of SDSN-Amazonia/FAS Director)

Moderator: Emma Torres

Speakers TBC

Section 2: Knowledge & Practices for the SDGs in the Amazon / 10:30am - 12:30pm

This session will be broadcasted and transmitted simultaneously on all the hubs and the SDSN Amazonia Youtube channel.

Moderator: Virgilio Viana

Speakers TBC

AFTERNOON SECTIONS

Section 3: Biodiversity and Science / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This session will be broadcasted live from an event of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Thomas Lovejoy

Section 4: Hubs Events / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

These events will be hosted by each institution listed and could be prodcasted from the SDSN Amazonia Youtube channel.

  1. SDSN Youth - Engaging youth for sustainable development. (New York)
  2. IIAP - Challenges and solutions for science in the 2030 Agenda in the Amazon: Exchange experience. (Iquitos, Peru)
  3. Sinchi Institute - Challenges and solutions for science in the 2030 Agenda in the Amazon: Exchange experience. (Leticia, Colombia)
  4. INPA - Challenges and solutions for science in the 2030 Agenda in the Amazon: Exchange experience. (Manaus, Brazil)

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY FOR PERSONS WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE EVENT IN-PERSON IN NEW YORK. PERSONS WISHING TO WATCH ONLINE OR ATTEND A DIFFERENT SITE SHOULD NOT REGISTER THROUGH THIS LINK.

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