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Blueprints: A sneak peek of session 7 at TEDGlobal 2014

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7-Blueprints-mainSo you want to make a difference in the world? Well, first you need a plan. In this session, we turn from technology to social good, with four speakers armed with roadmaps to solving some of society’s thorniest problems.

The speakers who’ll appear in this session:

Sustainability activist Tasso Azevedo has helped reduce the rate of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest by 80 percent—and inspired similar efforts around the world.

Policy reformer Ilona Szabó de Carvalho leads the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro, which focuses on security and development policy.

As head of communications for the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, Melissa Fleming sheds light on their devastating plight and remarkable resilience.

Michael Green helped create the Social Progress Index to measure what matters.

Casuarina is one of the most respected modern samba bands of Brazil.

Curious what these speakers had to say? Read our recap of these talks.

And below, check out the introduction video for this session.

Video credits:

Alexandra Henry Author
Thiago Zanato, Gabriel Pinheiro and Victor Garcia Directors
Victor Garcia Visual Artist
Adriana Barbosa Producer
Mauricio Jesus Silva Production Assistent
Suélen Mariano Project Manager
Nanuk Sound
Daniel Rotatori (Manguinha) Editor
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