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Publications, Events & Research
The Basics of NEPA and Its Role in Combating Climate Change, David Cassuto with Joseph Edgar, 30 Years of NEPA in Brazil (working title), Getulio Vargas Foundation Press, forthcoming 2011
Keeping It Legal: Transboundary Management Challenges Facing Brazil and the Guarani, Rômulo S.R. Sampaio, Water International (special issue on transboundary aquifers), 2011
Water Law in the United States and Brazil—Climate Change & Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty, David Cassuto and Romulo Sampaio, 2011
Investment in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: an Environmental Justice Challenge, a Governance Solution, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn and Erin Derrington, 2010 [pdf]
Leadership Challenges: Biofuels and the 2009 Brazilian National Climate Change Policy Act, Romulo Sampaio, Renewable Energy Law & Policy Review, February, 2010
Regulating Climate Change Risk at the Local Level: Greenprint or Greenwash? The Denver Experience, Romulo Sampaio, Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review, Volume 17, Number 2, 2010 [Portuguese]
Legal Aspect of Market Mechanisms as Instruments of Environmental Policies, Romulo Sampaio, Socioenvironmental Law Book, vol. 2, honoring Vladimir Passosde Freitas. Org.: Alessandra Galli. Editora Juruá, August, 2010
Recent Research and Teaching Activity
David Cassuto named Visiting Professor of Law at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (2010 – present), as well as the Class of 1946 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at Williams College (2011- present).
David Cassuto was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at FGV Direito Rio (2010).
Romulo Sampio named Visiting Professor at Georgia State University College of Law, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Romulo Sampio has also been appointed as a Member of the Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve Committee of the State of Rio de Janeiro, as a Member of the Specialist Group on Energy and Climate Change of the Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), and as the Director of International Relations of the Brazilian Institute for the Management of the Judiciary System (Instituto Brasileiro de Administração do Sistema Judiciário -IBRAJUS).
Recent Events Participated in by BAILE Staff
“Juggling Water: Transboundary Issues Facing the Guarani Aquifer” – UNESCO Conference on Tranboundary Aquifers: Challenges & New Directions, Paris, France, December 2010
“Animal Law in Brazil & China” - Address to Animal Grantmakers Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, November 2010
“Water Law in the United States & Brazil: Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty in an Age of Climate Change” - Address to University of Illinois, Center for Latin-American Studies, Urbana, IL, October 2010
“The Impacts of Industrial Agriculture on Climate Change” – Keynote Speech,IESB University, Brasilia, Brazil, September 2010; Keynote Speech, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) (federal public foundation linked to the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil), Brasilia, Brazil, September 2010; Keynote Speech, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, August 2010; Keynote Speech, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Law School, Porto Alegre, Brazil, August 2010
“NEPA after Winters – A Look at the Landscape” – Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, June 2010
“Standing and the Civil Action” – Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, June 2010
“Water Law and Climate Change in the United States” – Address to the Rio de Janeiro State Office of the Attorney General, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2010
“The Anti-Law of Industrial Agriculture” – Lawyers for a Green Planet Conference, São Paulo, Brazil, May 2010
“Hard & Soft Uncertainty and Environmental Permitting –A Look at Risk Management in the U.S. & Brazil” – Federal University of Pará, Belem, Brazil, April 2010
“The Socratic Method – The Why and How” – Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 2010
“Industrial Agriculture, Biofuels and Climate Change” – International Seminar on Biofuels, Biodiversity & Climate Change, Universdidade Católico de Santos, Santos, Brazil, March 2010
Romulo Silveira da Rocha Sampaio:
“Proposed changes in the Brazilian Forest Code”, Seminar of the State BAR Association of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis-SC, April 14th, 2011
“Environmental Permitting”, Environmental Law Forum of the Pontal do Paranapanema – Public Policies and Environmental Management, Presidente Prudente-SP, September 16th 2010
“Environmental Offsets:Progresses, Challenges, and Implementation Obstacles”, Environmental Law Seminar of the State BAR Association of Rio de Janeiro– Law of the Protected Areas – 10th Anniversary of the SNUC Law (National System of Conservation Units), Rio de Janeiro-RJ, August 20th 2010
“Biofuels and Climate Change Risk Regulation”, the 15th Conference on Brazilian Environmental Law– Forests, Climate Change and Environmental Services, the Law For A Green Planet Institute, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil, on May 26th 2010.