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September 1, 2022

Wave of litigation and mitigation projects likely to follow Brazil’s climate ruling

By Claudia De Meulemeester

Brazil’s supreme court recognition of the Paris Agreement as a human rights treaty grants it ‘supralegal’ status under the country’s judicial framework.

After years of setbacks in which deforestation rates reached new records, Brazil – which accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the Amazon rainforest – is likely to introduce industry-specific climate mitigation plans while seeing a flow of climate litigation against both public and private sectors, say local experts. 

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