There is no doubt about the importance of the Amazon region as a natural asset to the local communities and to the world. It provides more than 40% of Latin America's fresh water, regulates air quality, stores carbon emissions, and controls nutrient and hydrological cycles for the South American continent. Demographic and urban transition in the Amazon is occurring extremely … [Read more...] about Biodiversity, Development, and Inclusion in the Amazon
Unit Chief at Amazon Region, IDB. A citizen of Brazil, Ms. Schor currently leads the IDB's Amazon Initiative. She is a Tenured Associate Professor at The Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) in the Geography Department. Her previous roles include Executive Secretary for the Science, Technology, and Innovation Agency (SECTI) of the State of Amazonas, Coordinator of the Amazonas State Center for Conservation Units, and Adjunct Secretary of State for Rural Production Planning. Ms. Schor holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, a master’s degree in Human Geography, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo.