About AMAZALERT

AMAZALERT examined how global and regional climate and land-use changes will impact Amazonian forests, agriculture, waters, and people; and how these impacts feed back onto climate. 

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The AMAZALERT project (2011-2014) enabled raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate, society, land-use change, vegetation change, water availability and policies in Amazonia. Read more about this project.

This project:

  1. analyzed and improved coupled models of global climate and Amazon, land use, vegetation and socio-economic drivers to quantify anthropogenic and climate induced land-use and land cover change and non-linear, irreversible feedbacks among these components 
  2. assessed the role of regional and global policies and societal responses in the Amazon region for altering the trajectory of land-use change in the face of climate change and other anthropogenic factors
  3. proposed i) an Early Warning System for detecting any imminent irreversible loss of Amazon ecosystem services, ii) policy response strategies to prevent such loss.

Read the project results. AMAZALERT integrated the multidisciplinary knowledge and research of world-renowned, highly influential climate, land cover, land use change scientists and also policy analysts from 14 European and South-American institutions that have been collaborating for 10 to 30 years. Thus, this project achieved impact on EU (2020 climate goals), international and South-American strategies, including REDD.

 

 

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