VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity
When: Thursday, Mar 9, 2023, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Building 356, Room 109

Add to CalendarInsights from the Tropics on the Life on Land Sustainable Development Goal03/09/2023 12:00 PM03/09/2023 01:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

Join this talk by Dr. Colin Chapman to hear about what is happening in the tropics that will strongly determine if the world can meet the SDG goals. The talk will focus on the Life on Land goal, but this strongly affects our ability to reach many of the other SDG goals. For example, globally, ~60 million hectares of tropical primary forest were lost from 2002 to 2019. This means that an area of old-growth forest almost twenty times the size of Vancouver Island was lost in 18 years. The effect that this has had on the climate and people’s abilities to grow food has been tremendous. Dr. Chapman has 33 years of experience in conservation and research in Uganda and will bring insights gained over this time to suggest ways to achieve a more sustainable world.