“Global Hotspots for Tropical Forest Restoration”

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Brancalion, Pedro. “Global Hotspots for Tropical Forest Restoration.” Presentation at the Latsis Symposium, ETH Zurich, 6 June 2018, TIB AV-Portal, 42:53, https://doi.org/10.5446/37729. CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CH.

Pedro Brancalion is a professor of forest restoration at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. In this presentation, he discusses the results of his research conducted in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. He applies these results to other tropical forests across the globe, stressing the importance of implementing global restoration. Brancalion promotes a methodology for effective restoration programs based on defining restorable areas and assessing the benefits and feasibility of restoration. His final remarks focus on local analysis, and how to concentrate investments in areas with higher potentials for the return of benefits.

The Latsis Symposium 2018 brings together some of the world’s leading forest restoration scientists at ETH Zürich to address “the ecological, economic, and societal challenges for scaling-up forest restoration. It is motivated by the challenge of delivering an effective global response to two major environmental threats, climate change and forest degradation.”

Courtesy of the former Göttingen-based Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF, closed 2010), a large selection of environmental documentaries and educational films is available for on-site viewing at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. The IWF’s broad and diverse collection of scientific films is now searchable within the TIB (German National Library of Science and Technology) AV-Portal. The Rachel Carson Center’s Environment & Society Portal has made a selection of environmentally relevant films from the IWF with Creative Commons licenses discoverable within its environmental film profiles collection.