Side Event at Rio+20: Economic and policy drivers of deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon

June 15 - June 15, 2012 Host T-10, RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This side event aims at reviewing the recent economic and social drivers of the deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon region, as well as analyzing to which extent environmental policies have been effective in decreasing deforestation rates recently. New policy proposals that combine forest conservation and sustainable use with socioeconomic development and a greener economy in the Amazon will be discussed.

January 2018

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