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Race2Imagine: Climate Change Mitigation

DATE + TIME

Friday, 22 OCT

11:00am – 1:00pm

LOCATION

Zoom Events

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

This session provides a venue to discuss the role of forests in climate change. It features case studies on the enhancement of forest carbon stocks through both afforestation and reduced deforestation strategies -afforestation of otherwise degraded lands removes carbon from the atmosphere, while avoiding deforestation  reduces the influx of carbon into the atmosphere while preserving biodiversity. The ultimate goal of this session is to stimulate a reflection on how businesses may constructively engage in the use of nature-based solutions to help solve the climate crisis.

Date

Friday, 22 October

11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT

Speakers

  • Veneta Andonova

    Dean
    Universidad de los Andes School of Management
    Colombia
  • Manuel Rodríguez Becerra

    Industrial Engineer and Emeritus Professor
    Universidad de los Andes
    Colombia
  • Doris Cordero

    Tropical Forester & Regional Chair
    IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) for South America
    Colombia
  • Sanjeev Khagram

    Dean and Director General
    Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
    USA
  • Jorge Hernán García López

    Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability's Area
    Universidad de los Andes School of Management
    Colombia
  • Ximena Rueda

    Associate Professor
    Universidad de los Andes School of Management
    Colombia
  • Juily Sawant

    Graduate Student
    Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
    USA
  • Eusebio Scornavacca

    Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
    Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University
    USA
  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    CEO
    Global Business School Network
    USA

Registration

This session is open to the public. Please register via the online form to secure your seat.

Agenda

Race2Imagine: Climate Change Mitigation

11:00 I Opening Welcome + Cultural and contextual specificities 

  • Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network, USA
  • Veneta Andonova, Dean, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia
  • Sanjeev Khagram, Dean and Director General, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, USA

Introduction: The Roots of the Amazon Deforestation Problem, Manuel Rodríguez Becerra, Emeritus Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia.  


11:20 I Impact Stories: Student Perspective

Forest Conservation for Climate Change Mitigation, Doris Cordero, Senior Consultant, Forest, Ecosystem Services and Climate Change & Environmental and Development Evaluation Specialist, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia

Food and Forests, Juily Sawant, Graduate Student, Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, USA


11:40 I Impact Stories: Faculty perspective

Land Use in “Reservas Forestales”, Professor Ximena Rueda, Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia

How Digital Technologies Can Enhance Forest Conservation? Professor Eusebio Scornavacca, Associate Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, USA


12:05 I Panel DIscussion: Forests in Climate Change Mitigation

  • Jorge H García, Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability’s Area, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia

 This panel discussion will feature partner institution participants who share academic and industry insights on climate change, energy transition, loss of biodiversity, etc.


12:35 I Small Group Discussions

Themes for discussion include:

  • How may business communities engage in the use of nature-based solutions in order to help solve the climate crisis?  
  • How may business communities in the industrialized world help enhance forest carbon stocks in developing countries?  
  • What are the institutional arrangements needed to bridge the gap between a high demand for carbon abatement in industrialized economies with a potential supply of enhanced forest carbon stocks in developing countries.