'What is the world doing about climate change?'
As part of the week of climate : CHANGE events, guest Foster Brown will give the talk ‘What is the world doing about climate change?'
A long-time resident of Brazil, Dr. Brown currently resides in Rio Blanco, Acre. His academic field is environmental science, and his specialty is climate change and land use in southwestern Amazonia. He is a senior scientist attached to the Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts. He also holds a position in the graduate program of ecology and natural resource management at the Federal University of Acre. He has helped organize education, civil defense, and human rights initiatives in the trinational MAP region, named from the contiguous political units of Madre de Dios, Peru; Acre, Brazil; and Pando, Bolivia. Most recently, he had advised the Acre State Government on climate change and reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) at the United Nations Climate Change conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun. He was a panelist at the People's Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia. For several years he has worked with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin to preserve their culture and livelihood from the threat of deforestation by large-scale agricultural interests. Dr. Brown is the son of former St. Lawrence University President Foster S. Brown.
The event is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.