The event promotes the exchange of experiences with Brazilian and international experts

Brazilian and French speakers met to discuss climate change law at the France-Brazil Colloquium. By sharing cases and precedents, the objective of the meeting was to promote the exchange of experiences between the courts from different countries regarding climate litigation in order to expand the approach in different jurisdictions.

The event, held on April 12, was organized by the Permanent Forum of Environmental and Climate Law of EMERJ, in partnership with the French Embassy in Brazil with the cooperation of the Rio de Janeiro Section of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ), the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

The specialist lawyer in land use in the Climate and Law Portfolio, Julia Norat, represented iCS and presented cases that involved liability for climate damage in Brazil. According to her, the majority of cases are related to illegal deforestation. In her panel, she also discussed international cases that explore the extent of the indirect climate damage, related to losses and damages, such as  the case of the Peruvian farmer against the German energy giant RWE, which could create a precedent for possible legal cases related to climate change.

“These exchanges can help us to understand how the cases are being presented in different locations, how they connect with our reality and how international jurisprudence can support us internally so that we can use comparative law as a way to leverage climate policy and show that there are aligned precedents in combating the climate crisis,” stated Júlia Norat.

The event featured contributions from Brazilian and French speakers. Photo: Disclosure

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