The Amazon, extending through 9 countries in South America, is the largest rainforest in the world. Home to a biodiverse ecosystem, it is disappearing at an alarming rate. We rely on it not only as a natural heat-trapping carbon dioxide absorber, but it’s also home to thousands of different natural species that are of integral use - for their medicinal properties, to give just one example. If we look after this invaluable resource, it will look after us.
We invite you to a session exploring the interlink between human and commercial activities in different parts of the world and their effects on the Amazon Rainforest. We’ll introduce the initiatives on the ground protecting it and its people and ask questions like:
• What role do forests and nature play in regulating our climate and therefore help the fight against increasing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions?
• What does the Amazon mean for our food supplies?
• What does the Amazon mean for natural ecosystems at large and the climate?
• How can FinTech and AgriTech support a healthier Amazon and healthier world?
What does the Amazon mean for the Paris Agreement and attainment of the SDGs?