The approaches developed by IIS aim to assist the planning and implementation of vegetation recovery projects, exploring synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and costs, under a variety of scenarios.
We seek to strengthen and defend the basic principles of balance between the economy and the environment, favoring research, planning and management in public and private fields, linked to the relationship between ecological, social and economic systems, in order to improve social well-being.
Overcoming a second year into a pandemic was a big challenge for all, but especially for developing countries such as Brazil. Today, fortunately, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to science, effective vaccines against COVID-19 have been developed and the figures related to the disease have dropped exponentially. Caution is still needed, but now it is possible to envision a more optimistic future. Our special thanks to researchers from around the world involved in these achievements.
An important lesson we all learned is how conservation and sustainability sciences also play an important role in fighting pandemics. Deforestation of tropical forests, for example, makes contact between humans and virus carrying mammals that could trigger a new global pandemic, as our executive summary – amongst other papers – demonstrated. Therefore, actions for conservation, restoration, and anti-deforestation policies are essential to avoid new health crises.
Finally, we expanded our operations, opening a branch in Poland. We would like to thank our employees, partners, followers, and families for the support needed to perform these feats amidst the adversities of 2021. We extend our most sincere sympathy for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, and hope that the next year will be safer, more joyful, and more sustainable. We take this opportunity to inform you that the IIS Team will be on break until January 2nd. However, feel free to get in touch, we will respond in return.
You can review the progress we made in 2021 toward achieving a more fair and sustainable world by accessing the “2021 in Retrospective” below. Happy Holidays and a much better new year!