Virgilio Viana

Virgilio Viana

Director General
Federacion Amazonas Sustainabilidad

Virgilio is one of Brazil's leading experts on forestry, environment and sustainable development, and is Director General of the Federacion Amazonas Sustainabilidad (FAS) –  the Brazilian NGO of the Amazon. He is also a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee for the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) global research programme and a member of the Leadership Council of SDSN. He is a former Professor of Forest Sciences at the University of São Paulo (ESALQ) and a former State Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development for the state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Virgilio is currently on a 6 month sabbatical at IIED working on governance for sustainable development, ecosystem services and poverty.


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