Courts become a new ally in fight against climate change

Climate change litigation is becoming more and more common around the world, and the trend is gaining ground in Brazil

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Climate change is among the greatest challenges facing humanity today. Governments, the financial sector, corporations, and general society are all working to prevent and mitigate external factors, with encouragement for adopting renewable energy sources and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In recent years we have seen an exponential growth in ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) investment, guided by the creation of shared value among business and society. The adherence to ESG criteria has changed the way companies and investors do business, basing portfolio decisions on projects’ environmental impact, and allocating funds to ESG-facing assets.

In this milieu, ESG-based climate litigation...

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