The Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) is a scientific, non-governmental, nonpartisan and non-profit organization that since 1995 works for the sustainable development of the Amazon. Our purpose is to consolidate, until 2035, the model of tropical Amazonian development, through the production of knowledge, implementation of local initiatives and influence in public policies, in a way that impacts economic development, social equality and environmental preservation.
In 1995, still influenced by the developments of ECO 92, a group of researchers gathered in Belém to create the IPAM, a non-governmental organization with a pioneering approach: to produce scientific knowledge engaged in actions in the field and discussion of public policies. At that time there were many questions about the Amazon and the speed and causes of its devastation, its influence on climate regulation and the steps to generate a model of sustainable development for the local population.
Over the years, IPAM has made important contributions to Brazil and the world by producing knowledge and testing the application and viability of public policies. After 20 years more is known about the Amazon, but the challenges persist and are renewed. That small group expanded to nine offices and about 100 employees, but the IPAM approach is still needed.
to promote science, education and innovation for an environmentally sound, economically prosperous and socially just Amazon.
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