The Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network is a consortium of civil society organizations from the Amazon countries, supported by international partners, concerned with the socio-environmental sustainability of Amazonia.
RAISG produces and disseminates knowledge, statistical data and geospatial socio-environmental information on Amazonia developed through protocols common to all the countries of the region.
RAISG produces the most comprehensive socio-environmental intelligence reports on Amazonia so that the region can be better understood, appreciated and looked after.
RAISG enables a view of Amazonia as a whole, including the threats and pressures the region faces.
- Amazonia is a single organism, shared by eight countries and an overseas region of France, that benefits all the inhabitants of this planet.
- The Amazon region boasts an enormous socio-environmental diversity and is a strategic heritage for both tropical South America and the climate balance of the Earth.
- The Amazon environment needs to be understood and planned in an integrated, transboundary and holistic manner so as to maintain the important socio-environmental services that the Amazon region provides to humanity.
- Differing visions for the future of Amazonia reflect a clash of paradigms, in which information and understanding capable of acting in favour of sustainable public policies are essential.
- Protagonists living and acting in Amazonia have differing interests that need to be made compatible.
- ndigenous territories and natural protected areas cover more than 40 percent of the Amazon region and play a vital role in the socio-environmental services Amazonia supplies to the planet.
- We need to supersede fragmented approaches and support integrated local, national and transboundary initiatives and processes that strengthen indigenous territories, natural protected areas and Amazonia as a whole.
RAISG acts as a collaborative organization for the exchange, linking and dissemination of knowledge and socio-environmental GIS data placed at the service of initiatives that make positive connections between the collective rights of local populations and the attribution of value to the socio-environmental diversity of Amazonia.
RAISG is the outcome of cooperation between eight civil society organizations from six Amazon countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is founded as a scientific-political body under the auspices of the United Nations by the UNEP and the WMO.
IPCC First Assessment Report 1990 (FAR)
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit or Rio-92), in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
IPCC Supplementary Reports
IPCC Second Assessment Report: Climate Change 1995 (SAR)
First meeting of REDESIG, the precursor of RAISG, held in São Paulo with the participation of: CENAMB (Venezuela); CIDDEBENI, CPTI and CIMAR (Bolivia); CDC
(Ecuador); ENGREF (French Guiana); ISA and FVA (Brazil); NARENA/CELOS (Suriname); OXFAM (Peru) and UG (Guyana)
Creation of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) within the framework of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT).
Launch of the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA).
IPCC Third Assessment Report: Climate Change 2001 (TAR)
REDESIG technical workshop to develop the Amazon Socio-environmental Challenge map launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. Participants were: CPTI (Bolivia); FOIRN, FVA and ISA (Brazil); Gaia-Amazonas (Colombia); EcoCiencia and Fundación Natura (Ecuador); DIREN (French Guiana); IBC (Peru)
IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007 (AR4)
Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG) founded at a meeting held in São Paulo in November 2007 involving 22 representatives of 12 institutions: FAN (Bolivia); ISA, Imazon and ICV (Brazil); Gaia Amazonas, IDEAM e Sinchi (Colombia); EcoCiencia (Ecuador); IBC and AIDESEP (Peru); DIREN (French Guiana); IVIC (Venezuela)
The annual and technical meetings of RAISG in Quito, Ecuador, in August 2008, made progress in: complementarity and integration of national data bases and protocols.
Publication of the AMAZONIA MAP 2009: Protected Areas and Indigenous Territories
First training session for the RAISG technical team in SAD methodology for assessing deforestation organized by Imazon in Belém do Pará
First RAISG Strategic Plan 2010-2012
Training session for the RAISG technical team in CLASlite methodology for assessing deforestation organized by the Carnegie Institute in Bogotá
Publication of the ATLAS AMAZONIA UNDER PRESSURE
Publication of the AMAZONIA MAP 2012: Protected Areas and Indigenous Territories
Second RAISG Strategic Plan 2013-2015
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2014.
Publication of the AMAZONIA MAP2015: Protected Areas and Indigenous Territories (deforestation up to 2013)
Publication of DEFORESTATION IN AMAZONIA (1970-2013)
Third RAISG Strategic Planning (2016-2020).
Kick-off workshop held in Quito for the RAISG/COICA/EDF/WHRC partnership for the “Amazonian Indigenous Territories: understanding and responding to the risks of forest loss” project.