The Amazon Belongs to Everybody

By Ana Carolina Pelegrini Guimaraes

From my perspective, the Amazon belongs to everybody. Geographically, Brazil has the most territory and it is responsible for the largest part of the Amazon. Brazilian’s sovereignty on the rain forest does not mean that we are able to explore or destroy it, but the opposite. The purpose of our sovereignty is to protect and honor one of the most important environments in the world.

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Who Does the Amazon Belong To?

By Alexa Castellano

When thousands of fires ravaged the Amazon Rainforest last month it sparked outrage across the world. Satellite images of the rainforest burning, of large clouds of smoke visible from space, shocked citizens around the world, uniting in worry about what this could mean for our planet and humanity’s wellbeing. The Amazon is the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem on the planet, with nearly 30% of the world’s species, and provides 20% of the world’s oxygen. Health experts warn that if the Amazon continues to burn, it will release a vast amount of carbon dioxide pollution into the atmosphere, with concentrations of up to 20 times the EPA standard. Additionally, scientists estimate that the Amazon is at a tipping point, where it can no longer function as a carbon sink for the Earth, a scenario known as forest dieback. The way in which the Amazon is treated impacts the entire global population, raising the question: who does the Amazon belong to, and who has the capability to protect it?

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COP24 Report – When Words Are Not Enough

 Now is the time for serious climate action in your supply chain

By Arnaud Brohé, GSC Board Member and CEO of CO2Logic

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Dr. Wanda Lopuch

3 Years into the SDG Journey: How Are We Doing?

Today we are closing 2018 by crossing the 20% milestone on the journey to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  We are 3 years into this journey framed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda, signed by 195 countries, is considered to be a monumental achievement in global collaboration.  The Private sector is expected to play a significant role in delivering on 17 SDGs. Read more

Sustainable Development Goals and Global Supply Chains: Why is this not considered a more convenient marriage?