At the beginning of November, the Wyss Academy for Nature participated in the Fourth International ESP Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean held in the city of La Serena, Chile, with the session 'The true value of the forest: Dialogues and reflections from the South American perspective on the materialization of the forest.' The objective of this activity was to delve into the critical challenges of the Amazonian forests, including their scientific, practical, and political contexts.
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At the conference, we shared the early version of our report, 'Approaches to materialize the true value of the forest,'. This served as a key contribution, initiating discussions on three important questions: the challenges linked to the collateral benefits of forests, the methods for evaluating forests, and the overall analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in forest valuation.
Additionally, we had a panel of high-level panelists, including Pablo Pacheco, Global Leader of Forests at WWF; Lisset Perez, Associate Researcher at Alliance Bioversity - CIAT; and Mariano Castro, Director of 'United for the Forest' at FCDS. Drawing from their experiences, they shared their opinions on the study, enriching this initial approach to the synthesis.
The reflections that emerged from this space will be integrated into our future WA Dialogues with Purpose, a global platform of the Wyss Academy that brings together scientists, professionals, and decision-makers to discuss global changes and how they affect the world's forests.
To learn more about the dialogues head here: www.truevalueofforests.com
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