The Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA), inspired by the Leticia Pact, is the first high-level science initiative dedicated to the Amazon. The Panel was established to make clear the scientific, economic, and moral case for conservation and address widespread deforestation, forest degradation, and wildfires that have intensified in recent years.

Today the Panel is composed of over 280 scientists who released the 2021 Amazon Assessment Report at COP26, which has been called an “encyclopedia” of the Amazon region. This landmark report is unprecedented for its scientific and geographic scope, the inclusion of Indigenous scientists, and its transparency, having undergone peer review and public consultation.

By convening the world’s leading scientists, synthesizing scientific knowledge on the region, and promoting the integration of Indigenous and local knowledge and the inclusion of Indigenous peoples and local communities in knowledge dialogue initiatives, the SPA aims to accelerate science-based solutions for sustainable and equitable development in the region.


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  • Program Associate
  • Science Panel for the Amazon and Climate and Energy Program

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  • Special Assistant and Program Associate
  • Science Panel for the Amazon and Climate and Energy Program

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