Over the last few years, the state of São Paulo has adopted several measures to restrain the practice of field burning – traditional agropastoral techniques in which a vegetation is set on fire to clean off the site – in areas of sugarcane...
Decree 65,486/21, published on January 22, regulates the environmental clearing procedure for activities causing significant environmental impact in the State of São Paulo, as provided for in article 36 of Federal Law No. 9,985/00. The instrument...
Roberta Danelon Leonhardt, Carolina de Almeida Castelo Branco, Bruno Vinciprova Pileggi, Eduardo Perazza de Medeiros, Sergio Ferraz e Opice, and Isabella Guerrero.   State Law No. 23,795/21, published by the government of Minas Gerais (MG)...
In October, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) concluded the judgment of Direct Action of Unconstitutionality (ADI) No. 4,619, filed by the National Confederation of Industries (CNI) against São Paulo State Law No. 14,274/2020, which governs the...
The growing concern with good business practices and social and environmental responsibility, especially of the younger generations, has guided decision-making for sustainable investment. The esteem of "responsible" businesses drives the adoption...
Federal Law No. 14,066/20, published on September 30, establishes important changes in dam legislation in general, especially with changes to the National Dam Safety Policy (PNSB), instituted by Federal Law No. 12,334/10. Although the PNSB does not...
The Ministry of the Environment (MMA) instituted on July 2nd, by means of the Ordinance No. 288/20, the National Program of Payments for Environmental Services - also known as Forest + Program. Payment for Environmental Services Forest + Program...
The National Solid Waste Policy (PNRS), set forth by Law No. 12,305/10, defined as one of the guidelines applicable to solid waste the order of priority that must be considered for its management and handling. According to the PNRS, priority should...
Brazil signed the Nagoya Protocol on February 2, 2011, but its contents remained with the House of Representatives for eight years until it was referred to the Federal Senate for review on July 9 of this year. Last August 6th, the Senate approved...
Instituted by Law No. 12,305/10, the National Solid Waste Policy (PNRS) defined as one of its instruments reverse logistics systems for the application of shared responsibility for product’s life cycles. Such systems consist of a set of actions...
Aline Barreto de Moraes e Castro Philodemos,Eduardo Ferreira e Maria Beatriz Cardoso Nascimento The Ministry of Environment (MMA), the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), and Chico Mendes Institute for...
Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Ricardo Lewandowski granted an injunction to suspend the effectiveness of a Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (Mapa) ordinance that allowed the tacit release of pesticides and chemical products...

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