THE AMAZON, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ORGANIZED CRIME
ROBERT MUGGAH IN CONVERSATION WITH MISHA GLENNY
SONNTAG, 2.10. 2022 / 17h00,
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, AULA
As the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink, the Amazon rainforest is one of the key fronts in the fight against climate change. But it is also host to a thriving criminal underworld that is undermining efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Reversing climate change is not just about regulating polluters and extractive industries; it is also about fighting organized crime and the underlying social and economic conditions that sustain it. ROBERT MUGGAH, co-founder of the Igarape Institute, is a globally recognized expert on issues related to climate, security, cities and digital transformation. He will be joined in conversation by IWM Rector MISHA GLENNY to explore what is at stake in the world's largest tropical forest.
/ In English
Robert Muggah is a political scientist and passionate about the Amazon, he is the co-founder of the Igarape Institute, an award-winning think and do tank based in Brazil, and principal of the SecDev Group, a forecasting and data science firm in Canada. A fellow at Princeton and the Graduate Institute in Geneva, a TED speaker in 2014, 2017 and 2021, he advises the World Economic Forum's Global Risk Report, is a multi-term member of several Global Future Councils and supports a number of technology start-ups and venture capital groups.