Adalberto Verissimo

Co-founder, Imazon

Mr Veríssimo is a recognised leader in rainforest conservation, developing, in Imazon, the first independent deforestation monitoring system for the Brazilian Amazon. Mr Verissimo co-founded Imazon in 1990. In 2008, the Brazilian government launched a new policy to control illegal deforestation, focusing on “hot spot” deforestation municipalities identified by Imazon. Imazon is working closely with Google to build the Google Earth Engine, which will make Imazon-like technology available to NGOs throughout the world through the cloud.