Thursday, September 21, 2023
Reception included with RSVP. Registration closes on September 19, or when tickets sell out.
Columbia Business School
David Geffen Hall, Cooperman Commons
645 W 130th Street
New York, NY 10027
The Amazon Forest plays a pivotal role in regulating global climate patterns. With an estimated 150-200 billion tons of carbon stored in the Amazon, the deforestation of the Amazon Forest presents both a major problem & a great opportunity.
Join us for this two-part event which will comprise an academic session that will discuss the role of the Amazon & how reforestation can be a cost-effective solution to capturing significant carbon emissions; & a policy session which will uncover innovative solutions through public policy to combat deforestation & protect the native vegetation of the Amazon Forest to reduce its tipping point. After presentations, participants will be able to ask questions & engage with the speakers through a lively debate.
6:00 pm | Academic Session
Featuring Jose Scheinkman, Charles & Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics at Columbia University; & Elena Shevliakova, Physical Scientist at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) at Princeton University Forrestal Campus; & moderated by Juliano Assuncao, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative, & Associate Professor of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
6:30 pm | Policy Session
Featuring Kevin Conrad, Executive Director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations; Andr Corra do Lago, Secretary for Climate, Energy & Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; & Juliana Santiago, Managing Director of Emergent-LEAF Coalition; & moderated by Gernot Wagner, Senior Lecturer in Discipline of Economics in the Faculty of Business at Columbia Business School.
7:30 pm | Reception
Can't make it in person?
If you can't attend but would like to receive the recording, please register here to receive a copy of the session recordings after the event.