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Harnessing Technology to Reduce Fires in the Amazon

Woodwell Climate Research Center

www.woodwellclimate.org

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2024–June 30, 2026
  • Location Falmouth, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Brazil

About this grant

The Woodwell Climate Research Center is a premier scientific organization working globally to solve climate change and in Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest. Partnering with Brazilian research institutions, the grantee is investigating how fire, exacerbated by human activities and a changing climate, is the greatest threat to the stability of ecosystems and social structure in the Amazon. Over the last grant period, the grantee investigated climate-fire dynamics and collected data on smoke exposure in Amazonian communities. With renewed support, the grantee will increase understanding of the links between fire, climate and deforestation and the implications for human health and societal changes. The overall goal is to increase the resilience of forests and communities in the face of growing fire risks.