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We Need to Take Action Now to Protect the Amazon Basin

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The Council's Robert Muggah offers TEDxSaoPaulo five priorities to disrupt the crime and corruption that threatens not just Latin America, but the world.
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If we have any hope of saving the planet's ecosystems and biodiversity, we need to keep the Amazon Basin from reaching a catastrophic tipping point. New technologies like remote sensing and sensors are helping us understand the scope and scale of deforestation and degradation taking place in the world's largest rainforest. Innovative tools from drones to blockchain are helping point the way to solutions. Dr. Robert Muggah offers five priorities to disrupt the crime and corruption that threatens not just Latin America, but the world. He urges governments, businesses, and civil societies to radically re-imagine the Amazon, especially by empowering the people who work and live there and building a sustainable bio-economy. PhD Oxford University (International Development, Economics and Political Studies). Master University of Sussex (International Development and Development Economics). BA Dalhousie University (International Affairs). Senior Consultant of the World Bank. Faculty Singularity University. Co-founder of Instituto Igarapé, one of the top-ranked social policy think tanks in the world and a leading NGO in Latin America.

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Robert Muggah
Robert Muggah is a specialist in cities, security, migration, and new technologies. He cofounded the Igarapé Institute—an independent think and do tank devoted to data-driven safety and justice across Latin America and Africa, where he is currently the director of research. In addition to serving as a nonresident senior fellow at the Council, Muggah is a fellow or faculty at six other institutions.
Council expert Robert Muggah

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