Science Panel for the Amazon
Science Panel for the Amazon

Founding Year: 2009

Staff: 4


Jeffrey Sachs (Convener)

The SPA is the world’s first high-level science initiative dedicated to the survival of the Amazon. It  assesses the state of the various ecosystems, land use and climate changes in the Amazon and their implications for the region. It is “advised by policymakers, CEOs, cultural icons and elected Indigenous leaders, the SPA’s goal is to perform a scientific assessment of the current state of the Amazon and explore opportunities for policy relevant actions.”


  • News
  • Press
  • SPA Reports
    • Amazon Assessment Report 2021 (2021, 1364p) – A comprehensive report “organized in three parts: current state, threats, and solutions, highlighting the Amazon Basin’s important biological, biogeochemical, and physical features, as well as its social, cultural, political-historical, and economic aspects.”


Science Panel for the Amazon contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci


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