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Welcoming
Opening remarks by HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Barholomew
Message from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Greeting by His Eminence Geraldo Majella Cardinal Agnelo
Message from his Excellency Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations
Greeting by His Excellency Carlos Eduardo Braga, Governor of the State of Amazonas
 

1. Opening Session - Amazon: Source of Life

a. Religious Keynote Address
b. Panel discussion by religious representatives
    Subject "If the Earth is sacred, what can my church do to protect it?"
c. Amazonia: A Sense of Place
    1. History
    2. Science
d. Environmental Keynote Address

2. The Importance of the Amazon for the local, national, regional and international community

a. A Regional Perspective
b. An Environmental Perspective: threats and challenges
    i. Water
    ii. Climate
   iii. Biodiversity
   iv. Infrastructure

3. Valuing the River of Life: Ethics, Equity and Economics

a. Economic value and distribution of costs
b. Shared responsibility for preservation
c. The Amazon and Economic Growth in Asia
d. The role of financial markets in conservation

4. Diverse Peoples: Perspectives and Priorities

a. Land Rights
b. Cultures
c. Economic opportunities
d. Justice and Injustice

Special Session: Panel discussion on the World's Rivers

5. The Amazon Ecosystem: The Ways Ahead

a. Institutional
b. Indigenous
c. NGOs
d. Private
 

Closing Ceremony

a. Visions of the future: Economics versus Ethics
b. Statement by a representative of Brazil
c. Statement by HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew