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Litigating the Climate crisis: Applied Knowledge for Implementing Climate Policies in Brazil 

Since 2021, JUMA has been conducting pioneering studies on climate litigation in Brazil, dedicating itself to the production of applied knowledge for the implementation of climate policies in Brazil. With the support of data provided by the Climate Litigation Platform in Brazil, our research group generates qualified insights into the evolution of climate litigation cases, significantly contributing to the debate on the topic. This essential work is financially supported by the Climate and Society Institute (iCS), enabling the continuity and expansion of our research and impact activities.

Access the full documents:

2024 (english): Climate Litigation in Brazil - 2024 report (to be released soon)

2024 (english): Executive summary - Climate Litigation in Brazil - 2024 Report

2023 (english): Brazilian Climate Litigation Bulletin

2023 (portuguese): Boletim da Litigância Climática no Brasil - 2023


2022 (portuguese): Brazilian Climate Litigation Bulletin - 2022

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This research seeks  to unlock law’s potential to face the climate crisis and its challenges to doing so. It also aims to aid in the discovery and creation of legal arguments for climate litigation in Brazil. The research line “Climate Justice in the Anthropocene and Climate Litigation,” which will be developed under this research project, will gather information and legal arguments from 3 categories: (i) the legal force of the Paris Agreement within the scope of Brazilian climate policy; (ii) civil liability for weather damage in Brazil; and (iii) creating and maintaining a database to monitor and provide qualified information on climate litigation in Brazil. As a result, issues related to climate justice permeates the three categories.
The debate on climate litigation in Brazil, particularly due to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and civil liability for climate damage, has the potential to boost lawsuit filings, or the use of alternative methods of conflict resolution, with great chances of success. As a result, it is expected that there will be a significant improvement in climate governance to the extent that (i) the public authorities will be required to adopt measures to promote the reduction of GHG emissions and resilience to the consequences of climate change, as well as (ii) the private sector will be compelled to adopt measures to prevent and, if necessary, repair climate damage. The result is that the public and private sectors will be more attentive to the unequal distribution of climate impact, which will contribute to the promotion of climate justice at the same time as the Judiciary becomes increasingly familiar with the topic and its peculiarities, potentialities, and urgency.

Status: In progress.

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