Brazil: Climate & Biodiversity

UN Foundation press fellows visit Brazil.
Press fellows visit the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Photo: Michael Dantas

Ahead of COP 27 and Brazil’s presidential election, the UN Foundation hosted a press fellowship to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil for 10 journalists from around the world. The Fellowship was named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, renowned ecologist and Senior Fellow for the UN Foundation who first popularized the term “biodiversity.” The program afforded fellows the opportunity to deepen their understanding of how climate change is impacting one of the world’s most important mega-forests — in addition to exploring the implications of politics and policy on the health of the rainforest, and the communities that depend on it for their livelihood and in some cases, their survival.

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