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The Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University and the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment at Pace University, organized a Workshop on November 13, 2019 in New York City. The Workshop was convened to discuss and raise awareness of the scope and severity of the environmental crisis in Brazil with a focus on the severe threats to the Amazon.

The consequences of the Bolsonaro government´s environmental actions are serious for Brazil and for the world. That is one of the reasons why the Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro has been promoting this discussion globally and connecting networks of activists and experts in order to promote a safe space for knowledge exchange.

For the Workshop at Columbia, the organizers gathered specialists from Brazil and the U.S. to examine the legal and scientific aspects of a large number of actions taken by the new Brazilian government intended to weaken normative, administrative, and legislative practices that underpin environmental policy. Pressing global issues, such as setbacks to US environmental law, climate change denial, and human rights violations, were discussed from a comparative U.S.-Brazil perspective as well as ways of moving forward.


Environmental Law | Law