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February 8, 2024

WEF Annual Meeting 2024: Amazônia and beyond

In January 2024 SIL’s Dr. Mônica Barroso attended a discussion panel for a selected audience about the role of nature in addressing climate change at the House of Switzerland at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024.

Presentation Amazônia and beyond

The event was promoted by Swissnex in Brazil, ETH Zurich, and the University of Zurich, aiming to shed light on the role that protecting and conserving forests, particularly the Amazon rainforest, plays in achieving our climate goals.

Dr. Mônica Barroso and Minister Marina Silva

The panel discussion included local voices from Brazil combined with the most recent international scientific findings. Keynote speakers included Martina Hirayama (State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Marina Silva (Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Brazil), Luís Roberto Barroso (President of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil), Michael Schaepman (Professor of Remote Sensing and President, University of Zurich).

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February 8, 2024

WEF Annual Meeting 2024: Amazônia and beyond

Dr. Mônica Barroso participated in a panel at the World Economic Forum 2024, focusing on the importance of nature in climate change mitigation, highlighting forest conservation, especially the Amazon, with insights from Brazilian and international experts.