Law and Climate

The role of the justice system in the defense of the compliance and the advance of the legislation involving the climate agenda in Brazil is being increasingly strengthened.

The Climate and Law portfolio seeks to enable a more assertive operation of the various bodies that are responsible for legal issues that involve the debate on climate change. In this regard, it operates on four work fronts:

Judicial decisions that restore environmental governance and reduce deforestation, in accordance with the commitments made by Brazil in the Paris Agreement

Acceleration of the energy transition, notably in the energy and transport sectors, through litigation

Reforms of tax collections, public investments and legal and financial frameworks through judicial decisions

Activation of the legal community in the search of decisions in high-impact cases

Impact Stories

Each of the projects supported by iCS impacts people and communities, with a new development vision for the future of Brazil. Know the stories.

  • Café Apuí Agroflorestal invests in the economy of the standing forest and has evolved into a socioenvironmental impact initiative in a previously deforested area

  • The first indigenous woman to advise the president of the TSE is participating, with lawyers from other villages, in a training laboratory, promoted by iCS In an election year, the news reports have an almost omnipresent name: the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). What few people know is that, among its staff, there is the first indigenous woman to advise the president of the court. Samara Pataxó, of the Pataxó People of Bahia, from the Aldeia Coroa Vermelha, has many stories to tell, but one of them shines a different light. “I am very proud to say that I studied at the indigenous school of my village. This is very important because we not only learned to read and write, but we also received an upbringing to grow up engaged in the fight, to understand that we need to fight for our rights, to maintain our culture, and to have the certainty that I could go to university.”

  • The Climate Litigation Platform in Brazil was developed by the research group Law, Environment and Justice in the Anthropocene at PUC-Rio The country now has a database that gathers information [...]

News

Publications

Events

Donations

  • Instituto de Direito Coletivo

    IDC

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 12 meses

    2022

  • Instituto de Direito Coletivo

    IDC

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 12 meses

    2022

  • Instituto Preservar

    PRESERVAR

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 12 meses

    2022

  • Observatório do Código Florestal

    OBS. COD. FLOREST.

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 15 meses

    2022

  • Instituto Latino-Americano para a Justiça Coletiva

    ILAJUC

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 10 meses

    2022

  • Instituto Preservar

    Preservar

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 12 meses

    2022

  • Inst. do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amaz.

    IMAZON

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 5 meses

    2016

  • AIDA

    AIDA

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 5 meses

    2017

  • Ass. Direitos Humanos em Rede (Conectas)

    CONECTAS

    Law and Climate

    Duração: 10 meses

    2017

  • Ass. Direitos Humanos em Rede (Conectas)

    CONECTAS

    Law and Climate,Opportunity,Climate Policy

    Duração: 8 meses

    2018

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