Environment Week discusses new avenues for the sustainability of the Amazon

7 June 2017 - Activity was part of the program of Environment Week the Federal University of Amazonas (I trust), ranging from 5 a 9 June

Event brought together academics and civil society to debate on Amazon's contributions to the Paris Agreement | Photo: Felipe Lobo

For Macarena Mairata

This Wednesday (7), the Amazonian Forum on Climate Change (fame) promoted the Workshop “Environmental Services and REDD +”, activity that was part of the week's schedule of Environment, from 5 a 9 June in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty – UFAM.

At the time, non-governmental organizations such as the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon (Idesam), National Council of Extractive Populations (CNS), Municipal Environment and Sustainability (Semmas) e Universidade Federal do Amazonas (I trust), debated reductions in CO2 (carbon dioxide) from deforestation and forest degradation. In addition to questioning which healthy new paths to sustainability in the Amazon in regression times in the environmental field.

FAS, represented by the organization's superintendent, Virgilio Viana, lectured on the subject “Impact of climate change on water resources of the Amazons”. For or environmental, will only be possible to achieve the reduction targets of CO2 emissions when there is an education that civil society in this discussion that belongs not only to environmental organizations, but yes, to all.

“We FAS, we understand that integrate civil society in this debate is important for everyone to be aware of their role in this discussion. There is no way meet the goals in the reduction of CO2 emissions if we are not the people involved in it, if we do not have a corruption-free education, if people do not know about the importance of ecological restoration in urban centers and have sectors in the economy that were not interested in pursuing other economic development”, explicou.

To the secretary of the Extractive Youth National Council of Extractive Populations (CNS) and Youth representative on the National Council of Traditional Populations, Dione Torquato, It is very important for traditional communities participate in such an event, because only in these spaces we can discuss and expose the impacts that communities that are far from large cities suffer.

“Events like this are important to us,traditional communities, because then we can expose the challenges that we passed due to climate change. We deal with the relationship man versus nature, are the traditional communities that make use of sustainable natural resource management. And with climate change, some of our productions become impaired. Are the traditional communities who feel the first impacts”, said Dione.

The program of the week of the Environment will continue until the day 09 June with activities that include walking trails and planting seedlings in the minicampus Ufam.