Climate Law and Governance
Climate Law and Governance is a program from CPI Brazil, focusing on land use, conservation, agriculture, and infrastructure. This program is lead by lawyers, with expertise in environmental law, sustainability, energy, and regulation. The Climate Law and Governance agenda conducts juridical analysis of legal policies and instruments, monitors and evaluates its implementation, and proposes recommendations to promote the environmental agenda in Brazil.
Adjustments to the New Concessions Law Bill Could Ensure Higher Quality, and More Sustainable Infrastructure
In this technical note, researchers at CPI/PUC-Rio, analyze the legislative process of the new Concessions Law bill from a social and environmental perspective. They recommend items that could be incorporated into the bill to head off potential conflicts currently handled later in the project life cycle — notably during the environmental licensing procedure — and which would foster bidding on more robust, higher quality projects, promoting safer investments, and ensuring social and environmental protections.
This analysis provides an in-depth look at the evolution of rural property rights in Brazil and the history that has shaped the complex situation the nation now faces.
Recovering from COVID-19: Can Asia’s fiscal stimulus packages become instruments for a green recovery?
This high-level virtual dialogue will feature key policymakers from Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, India, and South Korea to deliberate on how their respective countries have considered a green economic recovery.
A análise do relatório legislativo feita pelas pesquisadoras do CPI/ PUC-Rio identificou que as principais mudanças propostas pelo relator flexibilizam consideravelmente mais as regras para a regularização fundiária. As alterações: (i) favorecem ainda mais médios e grandes ocupantes de terras públicas, em detrimento de pequenos agricultores; (ii) diminuem o controle sobre áreas embargadas ou que foram objeto de infração ambiental; e (iii) mantém o desalinhamento das políticas fundiária e ambiental.
Esta nota técnica identifica que as maiores ameaças ao Código Florestal dizem respeito às regras relativas ao PRA, à aplicação da lei no tempo com relação ao percentual de Reserva Legal e à reposição florestal obrigatória. Algumas emendas pretendem, ainda, reintroduzir na Lei no 12.651/2012, regras que já foram objeto de declaração de inconstitucionalidade pelo STF.
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Where Are We at Implementing the Forest Code? An X-Ray of the CAR and the PRA in Brazilian States – 2020 Edition
The report provides a detailed analysis of state regulations and identifies actions underway in the states. It highlights progress made to date and the strategies enacted by states that are farther
ahead, as well as key gaps and challenges, and opportunities to accelerate the implementation of the law.
Brazil's Infrastructure Project Life Cycles: From Planning to Viability. Creation of a New Phase May Increase Project Quality
In this brief, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio and Inter.B collaborated to analyze the instruments available for infrastructure planning – particularly those related to the land transport sector.
Indeks Desa Membangun Plus (IDM+): Enhancing Direct Incentives for Sustainable Land Use in Indonesian Villages
This paper proposes a two-part approach for a potentially sweeping, but relatively practical reform to encourage villages across Indonesia to adopt sustainable practices.
CPI/PUC-Rio has assessed Ferrogrão’s governance, planning, and environmental risks as a way to contribute to the ongoing debate on sustainable infrastructure policies and projects in the country. This executive summary presents three studies conducted over the last year, which: (i) analyze the robustness of Ferrogrão’s planning based on a set of structuring questions, which should be prepared in the pre-feasibility stage; (ii) evaluate the administrative rites and the governance of decision-making related to the project; and (iii) develop an innovative methodology to understand Ferrogrão’s area of influence and deforestation risk.