Inter-American Commission calls on the Brazilian government to take measures to protect Indigenous communities from COVID-19

Contributed by Maria Antonia Tigre Introduction The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR or Commission) recently published Resolution No. 35/2020 (in Spanish and Portuguese), in which it pointed out severe flaws in the Brazilian government’s actions against COVID-19 in the Yanomami Indigenous Land (TIY), and demanded that an effective strategy be presented. The Commission saw […]

Bringing Local Voices to the Global Negotiation Table: Norm Dissemination and Consensus Building on Tropical Forests and Climate Change (M. G. Rodrigues)

Author(s) Maria G. Rodrigues Keywords transnational advocacy networks, norm dissemination, Amazonia, Brazil, REDD + , climate change Abstract Initially rejected by the parties to the Kyoto Protocol, efforts to protect tropical forests are now an accepted strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change. Inspired by long-standing demands of Amazonia’s forests peoples, the notion of […]

The Blood of Going Green: Using Environmental Initiatives to Account for the Human Rights Violations of the Green Movement (N. Ketabi)

Author(s) Noushin Ketabi Keywords green movement, human rights violations, biofuel development, science of climate change, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, soy industry, emissions reduction Abstract Part I of this Note first illustrates the science of climate change and the push for biofuel development. Next, this Note uses human rights to define the problems associated with biofuel development […]

Beyond the Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition (D. Zillman, et al)

Editor(s) Don Zillman, Catherine Redgwell, Yinka Omorogbe, and Lila K. Barrera-Hernández Keywords Health, Environment, Sustainable Development, TAANSAAFL Problem, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Lower-Carbon Future, Climate Change, Carbon Capture and Storage, Biofuels, Public International Law, South America, Clean Energy, Africa, Heavy Duty Transition Fuels, EU Law and Policy, Wind, Nuclear Power, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Australia, […]