Highlights of the week

The Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) has published a normative instruction to regulate the procedures necessary for converting fines into services of preservation, improvement, and recovery of the quality of the environment.
The Court of Appeals of the State of São Paulo (TJ-SP) is due to decide in August whether it will accept the an Ancillary Proceeding to Resolve Repeat Lawsuits (IRDR) to standardize case law with respect to the remediation of contaminated areas in São Paulo.