Brazil plays a major role in the global fight against climate change, especially because of its vast forests. However, the amount of deforestation now occurring is in great dispute. Between August 2014 and July 2015, for example, deforestation in the Amazon rainforest increased by 215% according to Imazon Research Institute. Contrarily, according to the Brazil Government, the increase was only 16%.
This paper discusses the role that legislation and litigation are playing, and the roles they may and should play in the future, in combatting deforestation and other factors relevant to climate change in Brazil.
Environmental Law | Law
Climate Legislation and Litigation in Brazil,
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, October 2017
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sabin_climate_change/90