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  • Closer US-Brazilian Energy Cooperation

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008

    Last month the US Secretary of Energy and Brazil’s Energy Minister met and agreed to intensify cooperation between the two nations on energy-related technology and policy issues.  I haven’t seen much about this in the regular press, so I thought I’d briefly flag it here.
    The two parties agreed “to focus on key areas of mutual […]

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    GEF Grants US$10 Mil. to Conserve Caatinga / FMAM doar $30 milhões para preservar a Caatinga

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    Brazil: World Bank Approves US$10 Million Grant for Environmental Conservation
    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$10 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to Brazil’s Fundação Luiz Eduardo Magalhães to contribute to the preservation, conservation, and sustainable management of the biodiversity of the Caatinga forest in the […]

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    Court to Exec Branch: If You Don’t Enforce, You’re Also Liable for Environmental Damage

    Thursday, May 31st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Second Turma (not sure how to best translate this into English — Chamber, perhaps?) of Brazil’s Superior Court (Superior Tribunal de Justiça – STJ) has just issued a ruling which, on the face of it (I’m in the process of consulting my Brazilian environmental lawyer friends just to make sure I […]

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