This article aims to explain briefly how the National Policy for Climate Change (NPCC) in Brazil - established by Act 12.107/2009 – is structured. This Act will be critically analyzed according to what is being currently discussed on Climate Change Law, both globally and within the United States.
It will also seek to demonstrate the importance of the constitutional principle of sustainable development provided for in the Brazilian Federal Constitution in order to correct omissions and imperfections of the National Policy for Climate Change, whenever it is subject to interpretation and implementation by the Judiciary branch, the Executive branch and regulatory agencies.
Environmental Law | Law
Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Brazilian Law,
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, March 2016
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sabin_climate_change/117