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Deforestation in the Amazon: Where Do We Go from Here?

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

October 11, 2017


After years of declining deforestation rates, the Amazon is once again being cleared at an alarming pace. What’s behind the rise—and who is trying to stop it?

Join AS/COA and a panel of leading experts as we explore the politics and economics of the Amazon today—and discuss the forces of development and conservation that could determine its fate tomorrow.

The event will be followed by a reception and book signing of Maria Antonia Tigre’s just-published book, Regional Cooperation in Amazonia: A Comparative Environmental Law Analysis.


  • Juliana Barbassa, Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly @jbarbassa 
  • Stephan Schwartzman, Senior Director, Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund @Steve_EDF
  • Maria Antonia Tigre, Senior Attorney, Environment Program, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice @toniatigre
  • Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly (moderator) @BrazilBrian

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.
Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Leani García | | 1-212-277-8380
COA Corporate Membership Information: Mila Fontana | | 1-212-277-8331
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.