Working with Brazilian policy makers to prevent dieback of the Amazon rainforest

Research on the links between the Amazon rainforest and climate change has influenced international climate policy, directly assisted Brazilian environmental policy makers, and received international media coverage.

The underpinning research spans the vulnerability of the rainforest to human-caused climate change and the mechanisms behind the Amazonian droughts of 2005 and 2010.

This research has stimulated public debate through the media by contribution to science-into-policy documents produced by the World Bank and for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and by direct face-to-face interaction with UK and Brazilian policy makers.