Amazon Vision Report

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The Amazon is home to 33 million people, 60 percent of the world’s remaining rainforests, and one-third of all known plant and animal species. Local communities rely on the region’s natural capital for water, food, and livelihoods. Populations worldwide benefit from the Amazonian ecosystem, which affects global weather patterns and holds up to 140 billion tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of 14 decades worth of human emissions. This region’s importance cannot be overstated; the threats it faces cannot be underestimated.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:00am

Last updated: April 28, 2021