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Brazilian laws on climate change

An iCS document presents an overview of the existing laws in 21 of the 27 national states on climate change, and shows fertile ground for the subnational role in the subject matter

The Paris Agreement was a global landmark that drew attention to the climate actions led by subnational actors, which are fundamental in the implementation of the mitigation and adaptation strategies. One of the priority points has been passed directly by public policies, and since 2009 Brazil has had the National Policy of Climate Change (Law 12187/09), which also encourages the participation of states and municipalities. Since then, 21 states (of the 27 Brazilian states) have created and adopted specific legislation on climate change. iCS has prepared a document that presents an overview of each one of these laws, showing that there is fertile ground for the subnational role in the subject matter. Download here in English!


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