Controversial public policies on matters affecting the environment are placing Brazil as a central character in the environmental stage, raising new concerns and opportunities for businesses carrying out activities in the country. This January edition of LS Brazil Outlook offers our views and proposals on three matters of great relevance, all relating to the crossroads between the environment, law and public policy

On this issue | January 2021

Salvaging the Amazon Fund

Salvaging the Amazon Fund

The Amazon Fund is in crisis after many authorities worldwide suspended donations in response to changes implemented to its governance structure. We suggest a path towards salvaging the fund which revisits the role of Brazil’s Federal Audit...

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Environmental liability in Brazil: barriers for out-of-court settlements

Environmental liability in Brazil: barriers for out-of-court settlements

Out-of-court settlements can be effective in resolving environmental liabilities and avoiding usually complex litigation. However, existing procedural and bureaucratic barriers must be removed to make such settlements more viable in Brazil

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Energy market in Brazil: opportunities for self-regulation and ESG

Energy market in Brazil: opportunities for self-regulation and ESG

The increasing need for energy and a new window of investment and growth opportunities in the Brazilian energy market bring to the foreground the debate on the ideal regulatory framework. We discuss the opportunities for self-regulation and...

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