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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series

Edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins

Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.

Chapter 29: Current status of mitigation policies in Brazil

Ronaldo Seroa da Motta

Subjects: environment, climate change, environmental law, law - academic, energy law, environmental law


Brazil has evolved rapidly in the control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the approval of the emission reduction targets in the National Policy on Climate Change. Such goals have been successfully achieved, particularly in deforestation control, although mitigation efforts beyond 2020 will no longer be as focused on land-use initiatives. Brazil, as this chapter shows, can harvest important and numerous low cost mitigation options in agriculture, energy and in industrial sources. To accomplish that, significant changes in the governance structure of climate policies are urgently requested as well as the development of appropriate economic analysis and instruments.

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