Gabriela Bueno

Fox-Zucker Fellow
Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Sao Paulo
Research Interest: 
Deforestation In the Amazon Forest And the Role of the International Community

Gabriela s research is an analysis of environmental policy and international law regarding deforestation and the prevention of further depletion in the Amazon Forest. Although national efforts have been made to protect the area, deforestation and fires continue to destroy the forest s biodiversity, causing irreversible damage to the primary vegetation and local communities. Considering that approximately 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions is from deforestation, special attention will be given to the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries) proposal. Gabriela will also focus on environmental policies that involve international cooperation and its feasibility bearing in mind Brazilian legislation.