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About BAILE

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BAILE members and students with the Brazilian Attorney General in Rio de Janeiro

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Faculty and students with the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA).

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Professors Jeffrey Miller (far left) and David Cassuto (far right) with the Attorney General for the City of Rio de Janeiro, Julio Horta, and Pace Law LL.M. graduate Arlindo Daibert.

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Pace Law School students attending class in Brazil.

The Brazilian-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE) is a non-profit research, teaching and policy center dedicated to fostering the relationship between the United States and Brazil in their shared goal of environmental protection and sustainable development.  The Institute (BAILE) is jointly housed at Pace University’s Law School in New York and the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mission:
BAILE’s mission is to work for the improvement of environmental protection and sustainable social and economic development.  It aims to foster more effective environmental laws, business practices and economic incentives as instruments of environmental policy through research, education, advocacy and consultancy.

Our Work and Goals:
The Institute encourages international cooperation to stimulate and refine progressive environmental law and policy in both countries.  We bring people together to learn how to make their organizations and the world more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.  By sustainable, we mean being able to generate, protect and regenerate the natural, social, and economic resources required for short and long-term prosperity that meets the needs not only of the present, but also of future generations.  Towards that end, we focus on the following goals and actions as elements of our comprehensive plan:

Policy and Advocacy: We develop comparative law and policy programs for Brazilian and American jurists, attorneys, judges, public prosecutors, corporations, NGOs and regulators.  The goal is to facilitate the development and implementation of environmentally sound laws & policies and to contribute to the creation of a more predictable and ecologically viable environment for commerce between and within the two countries;

Research, Education and Exchange: Our staff is dedicated to the continual development of environmental law in both the US and Brazil. Our goal is to continually develop opportunities for those interested in the environment with the resources and experiences needed to enhance their knowledge.

Consultancy: We provide advice and guidance on the development of environmental, risk regulation and corporate environmental and social responsibility curricula for university departments.   We will also provide consulting to developing countries and their governing bodies on public policy and environmental regulations — as well as assistance to corporations on improving sustainable business practices.