At XPRIZE, we consider how to have impact in the world today by first imagining a desired future.
A desired future state is an aspirational—yet credible—vision for the future in a specific timeframe.
We accomplished this by leveraging a global community of experts to design the Future of Forests ImpactMap.
Now, we are moving to a Prize Design which you are helping with here! to address these issues - and accelerate progress toward a more positive future.
This Amazon Rainforest Prize Design will ultimately:
- Provide the outline of what the winning team must accomplish to be awarded the prize; and
- Define the parameters of the XPRIZE competition. Audacious, yet achievable.
For this first Activity, please consider the following scenario:
In 2040, deforestation is a concern of the past; biodiversity has been preserved; and the Amazon Rainforest is thriving.
Now consider the present state of the Amazon. What are the biggest challenges to achieving this future? Why?
We are asking you to:
- Share 3-5 of the top challenges you see to ending deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, whether those factors are natural, or social; environmental, or political; legal, or ethical.
- Examples could include: land-use competition, competing political priorities, technological limitations, indigenous population rights, economic drivers, current farming practices, or any factor you feel is most significant. We want all of your thoughts and ideas!
To contribute, click on the “New Discussion” button in the sidebar.
If you have questions, you can leave a comment here.
We look forward to hearing your ideas.