Thursday, January 10, 2008

Colares provides Brazilian environmental law on biofuels in translation

Juscelino F. Colares, Syracuse University, uses his short essay, A Brief History of Brazilian Biofuels Legislation, to make available this area of Brazilian environmental law beyond readers of Portuguese. Here's the abstract:
Due to concerns with global climate change, Brazil's long and diversified experience with biofuels has captured the attention of policymakers worldwide. Yet, little is known about the history and scale of the Brazilian biofuels program. This brief article provides an introduction to the history of Brazil's biofuels program and refers to the basic statutes that set it in place. Due to the unavailability of these enactments in English, an appendix provides the relevant portions of these statutes both in Portuguese and in the author's English translation.