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C-EENRG talk on environmental law and sustainable management of marine resources

last modified Jun 29, 2017 05:22 PM

C-EENRG SEMINAR

 07th June 2017, 11-12 pm, Room 2.48, DAB

 

Title: The impact of environmental law on the sustainable management of marine resources in Brazil: from a sectorial to an integration approach?

 

Carina Costa de Oliveira, Professor at the University of Brasília, Brazil

Slides are available at: https://goo.gl/aKG1n7

 

ABSTRACT

The impact of environmental law on the sustainable management of living and non-living marine resources in Brazil is still uncertain. On the one hand, the sectorial approach is dominant, therefore norms and competences tend to follow this pattern. On the other hand, Brazilian environmental law, which broadly speaking was not specifically designed for the management of marine resources, was not able so far to integrate throughout its principles and rules, different sectors such as mining, oil exploitation and fishing. In this sense, it is not yet possible to argue that Brazilian environmental law has impacted on the integration of the sectors towards an environmental protection perspective. Nevertheless, by analysing how the prevention and reparation of environmental damages by the means of classical instruments of Brazilian environmental law have sometimes been construed or implemented for the management of marine resources, it is possible to identify some “good practices” in this regard. Even if Brazilian environmental law has not yet established appropriate prevention and reparation instruments for the management of marine resources, which depend on a political will, classical legal measures can be employed to integrate different sectors to achieve environmental protection.