a FREE 50-minute online dialogue





RECORDED:  FEB. 22 2017

 The free 50-minute Webinar Dialogue will dive into one of the most pressing South American topics: the ongoing struggle between the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and its impacts on South America's weather and water--fueling historic droughts across the Continent. The panel will discuss this intricate relationship and share opportunities for further learning and action. The 50-minute Webinar Dialogue will open a dialogue on the ongoing struggle between the health of the Amazon Rainforest and its potential effects on the historic droughts in Brazil’s Central/Southeast region--including São Paulo.  The panel will provide a general overview of the topic.  Participants will learn about the potential connections between the World’s largest rainforest and one of its largest cities.


The speaker panel will share perspectives on the topic with both a human and an environmental lens. Including those impacts felt by residents affected by the droughts, the institutional systems' responses and the environmental disequilibrium in the largest rainforest on the planet. 


Access the scientific assessment report "The Future Climate of Amazonia", by Dr. Antonio Donato Nobre



Participants are encouraged to interact with their inquiries and comments, the session will include time for Q&A.



SCHEDULE (considering EST)


12:00 to 12:05: Introductions – Moderator [Steven Carlson]

12:05 to 12:10: Presenting the Connection (Amazonian Aerial Rivers) – Diego Gazola

12:10 to 12:15: Social Implications in São Paulo – Pedro Roberto Jacobi

12:20 to 12:25: Institutional reaction in São Paulo – LaDawn Haglund

12:25 to 12:30: Reconnecting to the Amazon Rainforest  – Karina Miotto

12:30 to 12:40: Panel Dialogue (the Relationship + Looking Forward) – Full Panel

12:40 to 12:50: Q&A w/ Participants – Full Panel + Moderator

Karina Miotto

10 years of experience working in behalf of the Amazon forest, where she lived for 5 years. As part of her experience, she co-organized two TEDx events (TEDxVer-o-Peso) in the State of Pará. She is part of the Climate Reality Leadership and worked for Greenpeace, Amazon Watch and was editor of O Eco website, coordinating a group of journalists covering the entire pan-amazon rainforest region.

In 2014 she founded Reconexão Amazônia. Because of her work, in 2015 she was invited by Satish Kumar to study the MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College, England

LaDawn Haglund

LaDawn is an associate professor of Justice and Social Inquiry and Fellow of Human Rights and Sustainability at the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University.  She is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Law and Global Affairs, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.   She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 2005.  Dr. Haglund's scholarly interests include macro- and comparative sociology; development and human rights, especially in Latin America; international political economy; globalization studies; and institutions and social change.  Her most recent research analyzes the social and political dimensions of sustainability and natural resources management, particularly the human right to water and water-related resources.

Her affiliations include the American Sociological Association, the Latin American Studies Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics, the Annual Conference on Development and Change and Fulbright-Brazil Specialist.

Pedro Roberto Jacobi

Full Professor at USP’s School of Education and the Graduate Program on Environmental Science (PROCAM), Pedro is a Sociologist, He received his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (Harvard University, 1976), PhD in Sociology (University of Sao Paulo, 1986), Coordinator of the PROCAM in 2010-2012 and PhD Coordinator of the PROCAM in 2012-2014. Coordinator of GovAmb USP - Lab on Socioenvironmental Governance. Approached issues: Social Learning and Water Governance, Management, Sustainability and Education, Water Footprint and Private Sector Production, Environmental Valuation, Climate Change, and Public Policies.  One recent project was the Project on Water Governance, Transparency and Accountability in Brazil-compared analysis with Spain, Mexico and Portugal (2012-2014).

Diego Gazola

Director of the video documentary Nascentes da Crise and Fouder of Muda de Ideia, a social organization dedicated to providing 
experiential learning opportunities that develop communication strategies and mobilize ‘out of the box’ ideas promoting sustainability 
scenarios in urban areas. The documentary series explores the connection between the Amazon Rainforest and the droughts across 
Brazil’s south-eastern region as detailed in the report “The Future Climate of Amazonia” developed by Dr. Antonio Donato Nobre 
of the National Institute of Amazonian Research.


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