Climate lawsuits could protect Brazilian Amazon

23 de julho de 2021

jul 23, 2021

Ana Carolina Haliuc Bragança, Paulo Moutinho, Rafael da Silva Rocha, Ane Alencar, Livia Laureto, Isabel Castro, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos

An unprecedented lawsuit filed by the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Office (BFPO) against a land grabber requires compensation for climate damages.

Using the free access platform Carbon Calculator provided by the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM Amazon), the BFPO estimated the amount of carbon emission (1.5 million tons CO2) due to that illegal deforestation. The BFPO projected the due compensation for climate damages at USD 9 million, 181.3% more than the compensatory value would be for local environmental harms alone.

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