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Brazil's Environmental Law: Challenges and Global Exchanges

King's Building, Strand Campus, London

29 Jun

In 2018, discussion on how environmental law and policy are affected by political changes is at the forefront of the research agenda in both Brazil and the UK. Whereas the implications of Brexit on the UK domestic environmental legislation remain uncertain, a set of controversial proposals for regulatory changes in environmental protection is under debate in Brazil. Also, the Brazilian 1988 Constitution completes 30 years. This offers opportunity to reflect upon the benefits and difficulties of the constitutionalisation of a fundamental right to a healthy environment.

The seminar also aims to provide space for showcasing research on environmental law being carried out in Brazil, as well as to promote networking opportunities for future collaboration between Brazilian and UK research institutions.

Supported by:
Instituto O Direito por um Planeta Verde
CLOSER – Challenges of Multidisciplinarity in Socio-Environmental Research

For further information, please contact:
Larissa Verri Boratti (

9.00: Registration

9.30: Welcome
King’s Brazil Institute

10.00: Panel Discussion I
The Implementation of the Brazilian NDC: Trends and Challenges
Professor Ana Maria Nusdeo, Universidade de São Paulo

Risk Society, Pesticides and Ecological Law: The Brazilian Experience
Professor José Rubens Morato Leite, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Mind the Gap – Transnational Climate Governance and the Paris Agreement
Laura Mai, PhD Candidate, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

11.00 Panel Discussion II
The Rights of Nature in the Global Constitutional Perspective
Patryck Ayala, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso

Drivers of Support for Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazilian Firms: What Matters Most to Business Leaders
Fernanda Gimenes, Consultant UN Environment

11.45: Coffee Break

12.00: Roundtable (research showcase)
International Waste Transfer
Kamila Pope, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

An overview of the Brazilian Agroecological Polices
Marina Venâncio, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Renewable Energies in Brazil and the Legal Conflicts Resulted from its Promotion
Paula Galbiatti, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Felicia H M Liu, PhD Candidate, Geography Department, King’s College London

13.30: Closing Remarks

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