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Climate Litigation: New frontiers for environmental law in Brazil – Conclusion (in Portuguese)

Climate Litigation: New frontiers for environmental law in Brazil – Conclusion (in Portuguese)

a book by Joana Setzer 31 March, 2019

The urgency of the climate crisis requires several degrees of intervention and the involvement of state powers, the private sector and civil society entities. In recent years, national and international … read more »


Climate Litigation: New frontiers for environmental law in Brazil – Trends in climate litigation around the world and in Brazil (in Portuguese)

Climate Litigation: New frontiers for environmental law in Brazil – Trends in climate litigation around the world and in Brazil (in Portuguese)

a book by Joana Setzer 31 March, 2019

The urgency of the climate crisis requires several degrees of intervention and the involvement of state powers, the private sector and civil society entities. In recent years, national and international … read more »


Climate Litigation: New frontiers for environmental law in Brazil – Introduction (in Portuguese)

Climate Litigation: New frontiers for environmental law in Brazil – Introduction (in Portuguese)

a book by Joana Setzer 31 March, 2019

The urgency of the climate crisis requires several degrees of intervention and the involvement of state powers, the private sector and civil society entities. In recent years, national and international … read more »


Participatory policy approaches and cooperation in forest commons: Experimental evidence from Program Bolsa Floresta in Brazil | Charlie Palmer

Participatory policy approaches and cooperation in forest commons: Experimental evidence from Program Bolsa Floresta in Brazil | Charlie Palmer

Grantham Workshop Charles Palmer 20 Feb 2019

Charles will be discussing his paper: Participatory policy approaches and cooperation in forest commons: Experimental evidence from Program Bolsa Floresta in Brazil. Abstract Policy interventions with a strong participatory element, which … read more »


Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Charles Palmer 27 January, 2017

This paper examines whether patterns of cattle intensification, deforestation and pasture expansion in the Brazilian state of Rondonia are consistent with the land rent framework, in which location and distance to markets are key determinants of rents. read more »


Getting more ‘carbon bang’ for your ‘buck’ in Acre State, Brazil

Getting more ‘carbon bang’ for your ‘buck’ in Acre State, Brazil

a working paper by Charles Palmer, Luca Taschini, Tim Laing 31 October, 2016

Acre State in Brazil is at the forefront of efforts to institutionalize jurisdictional-scale policies that aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Given limited REDD+ funds and … read more »


Transnational action fostering climate protection in the city of São Paulo and beyond

a research article by Joana Setzer 28 July, 2016

This article examines the local outcomes of São Paulo city’s engagement in transnational networks for climate protection. The participation of municipalities in such networks has been an important driver … read more »


Testing the boundaries of subnational diplomacy: the international climate action of local and regional governments

Testing the boundaries of subnational diplomacy: the international climate action of local and regional governments

a research article by Joana Setzer 5 May, 2015

The article shows that the diplomatic activity of local and regional governments is still constrained by international and domestic legal frameworks. read more »


Conservation payments under uncertainty

Conservation payments under uncertainty

a research article by Luca Taschini, Charles Palmer 10 February, 2015

The decision of whether to retain forest or convert to another land use is affected by uncertainty over future land use returns. This paper examines the design of conservation payments to landowners under uncertainty. Payments are either indexed to the returns from deforestation (agriculture), or to a market value associated with forest nonuse benefits. Payment size depends on the degree of correlation between payments and agricultural returns, and their relative volatility. Market-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) are simulated for Brazilian soybean growers. Payments indexed to carbon prices are larger than those indexed to international soybean prices. (JEL Q23, Q24) read more »


Green agricultural policies and poverty reduction

Green agricultural policies and poverty reduction

a policy publication by Stefania Lovo, Mintewab Bezabih, Gregor Singer 26 January, 2015

Since developing countries typically have large agricultural sectors, the implementation of green agricultural policies can play a key role in helping shift to low-carbon economies. However, the challenge … read more »