Amazonia Against the Clock: Where and How to Protect 80% by 2025 COP27 Press conference

November 3, 2022
The “Amazonia for Life: Protect 80% by 2025” Initiative invites to the press conference

Sharm El-Sheikh, EGYPT – Within the framework of the work of the 2022 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 27), Amazonian Indigenous leaders, researchers and representatives of environmental organizations will present key findings of the report “Amazonia Against the Clock: Where and How to Protect 80% by 2025.” The Amazonia has reached its tipping point and current climate negotiations need to address this scenario.

This research exposes where and how the degradation and transformation of the Amazon occur at the country level, as well as its drivers, and presents immediate solutions to address the crisis in this biodiverse region, as an urgent measure to curb the effects of climate change.

Who:

  • José Gregorio Díaz Mirabal, General Coordinator of COICA.
  • Harold Rincón Ipuchima, COICA Climate Change and Biodiversity Coordinator/OPIAC Colombia.
  • Harlem Siu Mariño Saavedra, Instituto del Bien Común (IBC) RAISG/Peru’s member.
  • Diego Casaes, Campaign Director, Avaaz.org
  • Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director, Amazon Watch

Moderator: Tzeporah Berman, International Program Director Stand.earth and the Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative

When: November 7th, 2022, at 17:30 EET (Egypt) – 16:30 CET – 11:30 EDT – 8:30 GMT

Where: Luxor Press Conference Room, Area B, Sharm El-Sheikh Conference & Exhibition Center, in El Salam Road, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

NOTE: Transmission available on Facebook live: COICA ORG and Stand.earth

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Media contact: 

Alicia Guzmán, Stand.earth, +593 98 641 5612 alicia@stand.earth

Bryan Ludeña, COICA, +593 98 979 5277 blud1993@gmail.com

Raul Estrada, AVAAZ, +525 58 019 6422 raul.estrada@biodiversity.avaaz.org

*The Initiative “Amazonia for Life: Protect 80% by 2025” it’s integrated by COICA, Stand.earth, RAISG, AVAAZ, Wild Heritage, Amazon Watch, One Earth and Artists for the Amazonia.