The UFRJ Science and Culture Forum will hold on Tuesday (14), at 4 pm, the round table “Climate change and agrarian reform”. The debate will have the participation of theologian Leonardo Boff, the coordinator of the Forum, Tatiana Roque, and Marina dos Santos and João Pedro Stédile, members of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST).
The event is free and will take place at the School of Social Service on the Praia Vermelha campus, in Botafogo, in the south zone of Rio. Participants will discuss the effects of climate change on agriculture and how family farming can help reduce damage to the environment.
The debate is part of the Environment Week, which marks UFRJ’s activities for the celebration of World Environment Day. The program includes workshops, round tables and lectures on climate change and the environment.
The Environment Week brings together professionals from the most diverse areas with the aim of promoting discussion about the environment in an interdisciplinary and transversal way. By bringing professors and researchers, the objective is to disseminate the knowledge accumulated in recent years about the impacts of climate change on society.
Coordinator of the Forum, Professor Tatiana Roque said that among the topics addressed are scientific denialism, the vulnerability of the population and public policies in favor of the environment. He stated that the moment calls for the scientific community to get closer to the population.
“We have to get unstuck, we cannot be arrogant. The criticism that we suffer today is precisely that we have a very elitist communication. There is an imbalance in public perception, in the scientific consensus regarding global warming caused by human action”, he said. Is it over there.
The event runs until next Tuesday (14). Click here to check the complete schedule.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Eduardo Miranda