Workshop: Threats to the Brazilian Environment and Environmental Policy

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This workshop is designed to increase understanding and awareness in the U.S. of the scope and severity of environmental crises in Brazil

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The workshop “Threats to the Brazilian Environment and Environmental Policy” will be organized by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University and Pace University Law School in partnership with the Columbia University Global Center in Rio de Janeiro.

The workshop will take place on November 13 at the Columbia University Law School in New York City from 8:30 AM through 1:00 PM. Click here for directions with a map

Faced with a reversal of extant environmental practices, members of the law faculties of Law at Columbia and Pace are convening this workshop in order to increase understanding and raise awareness in the United States of the scope and severity of the environmental crisis in Brazil. We seek to gather scholars and activists from a variety of disciplines, in addition to the law, to examine critically and from a comparative U.S.-Brazil perspective, the alarming situation in Brazil. In addition to the scholarly merits of the Workshop, the organizers anticipate the subsequent production and dissemination of op-ed articles and a White Paper.

Workshop Organizers

Columbia University:

Professor Michael Gerrard (CLS)

Professor Michael Burger (CLS)

Thomas J Trebat (Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro)

Laura Nora (Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro)

Pace University:

Professor Nicholas A. Robinson (Pace Law School)

Professor David N. Cassuto (Pace Law School)

Conference Format

Roundtable format: 15-20 speakers gathered around a table.

Chairs on the edge of the room for a small group of observers.

30-40 people in attendance in all.

Topics to Be Addressed in the Workshop

The Assault on the Environment, Environmental Law, and National Environmental Policy: What Is Happening in Brazil?

Pushing Back Against the Weakening of Environmental Policies: Comparative Legal Responses in the United States and Brazil

Perspectives of NGOs and Activists on Threats to the Environment in Brazil: Local and Global Consequences

The Particular Problems of Indigenous and Rural Communities

Workshop Conclusions: What can/should scholars in the U.S. do in response to this crisis?

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