August 2023

Reasons for Hope for the Amazon

Thursday, August 31, 2023

The recent Amazon Summit in Brazil drew widespread criticism for the lack of specific commitments. But one environmental expert who was there identified some reasons for hope—in the host city and in the Amazon region itself.   For Enrique Ortiz, Senior Program Director of a philanthropic organization called the Andes Amazon Fund, one reason to […]

“A New Common Agenda” at the Amazon Summit

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Leaders of the eight South American countries that make up the Amazon region met in Belém, Brazil, to advance “a new common agenda” aimed at reducing deforestation, protecting biodiversity, and preventing the region from reaching an environmental “point of no return.”   Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva described the two-day summit, held August […]