The free online course “Environmental crimes in the Amazon: roots, dynamics and solutions”, promoted by Plataforma CIPÓ, started on 01/24/2022.
The course provides an overview of the main challenges associated with environmental crimes in Brazil, with a focus on the Amazon region. General topics covered include: Stakeholders (involved in combating environmental crimes; international cooperation models relevant to combat and prevention; the link between environmental crimes and financial crimes (with a focus on illegal logging and illegal mining); and preventing and combating impunity for environmental crimes.
The course is divided into five modules composed of a recorded class (about 10 to 15 minutes each), which was made available through the Google Classroom platform.
The modules also contain live classes each week, which will be broadcast openly to subscribers and non-subscribers, via YouTube on the Plataforma CIPÓ channel. Check out the links for each of the classes below.
- Module 1: Inaugural Class – Introduction to Environmental Crimes in the Amazon, with Izabella Teixeira | January 26, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
- Module 2: “The ecology of actors involved in the fight against environmental crimes in the Amazon“*, with Julia Neiva, Coordinator of the Development and Social and Environmental Rights Program at Conectas Human Rights | February 2, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
- Module 3: “Transnational legal strategies to combat deforestation and environmental crimes in the Amazon“, with Caio Borges, Portfolio Manager of Instituto Clima e Sociedade | February 9, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
- Module 4: “Fraud, corruption and money laundering: what does this have to do with environmental crimes?“, with Renato Morgado, Environment and Climate Manager at Transparency International | February 16, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
- Module 5: “How to prevent and combat impunity in relation to environmental crimes?“*, with Suely Araújo, former president of Ibama and senior specialist in Public Policies at the Climate Observatory | February 23, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
* Provisional title to be confirmed by speakers.
The course uses clear and easy-to-understand language so that anyone interested in the subject, who does not necessarily have previous experience in the area, can easily follow along. By explaining the complex dynamics and impacts of environmental crimes in an accessible language, CIPÓ aims to increase the interest and engagement of the general public in the topic, helping to form new leaders and environmental and climate activists.