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RSI WorkshopThe Rio Sustainability Initiative, based at the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS), held its second workshop on October 24, 2013. Opening remarks were made by Israel Klabin, President of FBDS, Carlos Nobre, Secretary of Research and Development for the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Rodrigo Rosa, Special Advisor to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, and Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

RSI WorkshopThe workshop focused on climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems services, and urban economy through the lens of Rio de Janeiro. Papers were presented by Paulo de Gusmao, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Fabio Scarana, Executive Director, Conservation International Brazil, Joaquim Levy, CEO, Bradesco Asset Management, and Andre Lara Resende, Brazilian economist.