Strategic Climate Change Litigation In Brazil – 2020 to 2023
The Brazilian Climate Observatory (Observatório do Clima – OC) and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law are delighted to extend an invitation to a half-day event that aims to foster insightful discussions surrounding Brazil’s climate change litigation between 2020 and 2023. Notably, Brazil has surged ahead with more than 50 climate litigation cases, firmly establishing itself as the foremost jurisdiction in the Global South in terms of case numbers. The significance of recent rulings, exemplified by the Climate Fund case, wherein the Paris Agreement was acknowledged as a treaty safeguarding human rights, underscores Brazil’s emergence as a jurisdiction of notable importance.
In the presence of distinguished Brazilian and international experts, the event will provide a platform to delve into both the current landscape and future prospects pertaining to socio-environmental and climate litigation. This exploration will encompass the national Supreme Court, the judiciary’s common instances, and extend to the realm of international courts.
Furthermore, the event will offer a comprehensive look into how the OC operates as a network of organizations and partners, a collaborative effort that has yielded the establishment of Brazil’s inaugural legal precedent in the fight against climate change. Specifically, this precedent was set by the Brazil Supreme Court in relation to the Amazon Fund and the Climate Fund, issues that hold profound significance.
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