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 has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 282664, and was co-funded by many national agencies an institutes.”


The AMAZALERT project (2011-2014) has:

  1. addressed and quantified uncertainties in future changes in the Amazon as a consequence of climate change and deforestation
  2. improved the projections of the impacts of these changes
  3. identified potential effective regional and global policies and iv) analysed the possibilities for warning and preven-tion of large-scale loss of ecosystem services

This fact sheet provides an overview of the main results of AMAZALERT. Most of the Amazon is not likely to degrade severely as a result of climate change this century, if deforestation is kept low. The south-east is more vulnerable. Uncertainties about the effects of CO2 and temperature increases, drought and policies are high and Amazon forests need to be monitored to ensure early prediction of degradation. More information can be found in the AMAZALERT Final project summary for policy makers.

Read also the article with the main results of AMAZALERT, explained by the project coordinator Dr. Bart Kruijt in "Understanding climate change impact on Amazon deforestation", which was published on the Horizon2020 website on December 2, 2014.

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