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Decree No. 9.578 consolidating executive regulations on Climate Change

legislation type Executive
Decree
Passed in 2018
This Decree consolidates the normative acts issued by the Federal Executive Power about the National Climate Change Fund regulated by Law No. 12.114 of December 9, 2009, and the National Policy on Climate Change, regulated by the Law No. 12.187 of December 29, 2009, in compliance with the provisions of Complementary Law No. 95 of February 26, 1998, and Decree No. 9.191, of November 1, 2017.

The decree was amended on November 28, 2019, by the then government.

Documents

  • 80% reduction in annual deforestation rates in Amazon in relation to the average of the period 1996-2005
    LULUCF | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1996-2005
  • 40% reduction in annual deforestation rates in the Cerrado Biome in relation to the average of the period 1999-2008
    LULUCF | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1999-2008
  • recovery of 15 million hectares of degraded pastures
    LULUCF | Target year: 2020
  • reduce projected 2020 CO2 emissions by 1,168-1,259 million tonnes
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2020
  • expansion of crop-livestock-forestry system by 4 million hectares
    LULUCF | Target year: 2020
  • expansion of the practice of no-till straw by 8 million hectares
    Agriculture | Target year: 2020
  • expansion of biological nitrogen fixation in 5.5 million hectares of cultivated areas, replacing the use of nitrogen fertilizers
    Agriculture | Target year: 2020
  • expansion of forest planting by 3 million hectares
    LULUCF | Target year: 2020

Related litigation cases

  • PSB et al. v. Brazil (on Climate fund)

    Opened in 2020 Filing

    On June 5, 2020, four political parties filed a Direct Action of Unconstitutionality for Omission, before the Federal Supreme Court to challenge the Federal Union's alleged failure to adopt administrative measures concerning the Climate Fund. The National Climate Change Fund (Fundo Clima), create...

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