University of São Paulo Law School –USP
Departamento de Direito Econômico, Financeiro e Tributário
Largo de São Francisco, 95- 8º. Andar Prédio Anexo
Centro- São Paulo – 01005-010   - Brazil
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PRESENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo Law School (Brazil), since 2007; Vice-president of the Research Board of the University of São Paulo Law School, since March 2018; President of the Culture and Service of the University of São Paulo Law School (march 2013-Fevereiro 2017). Board Consultant Ad hoc for the São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, since 2007; President of the “Law for a Green Planet Institute”. Brazilian nonprofit institution for the improvement of the Environmental Law, since 2017.

FIELDS OF RESEARCH: Environmental Law; environmental policy instruments; Climate Law

EDUCATION: Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo: Law Degree, 1992; Doctoral Degree, 2000; Pós-doctoral Degree (Livre-docência), 2011.

PRIZES AND ACADEMIC DISTINCTONS: “Jabuti” prize.  A National book prize, for the Law field as writer of the book “Pagamento por serviços ambientais. Sustentabilidade e Disciplina Jurídica”, in 2013.


Books: “Direito Ambiental & Economia”. São Paulo: JURUÁ, 2018; “Pagamento por serviços ambientais. Sustentabilidade e Disciplina Jurídica”. São Paulo: ATLAS, 2012; "Defesa da concorrência e globalização econômica, o controle da concentração de empresas”. São Paulo: Malheiros, 2002

Selected Book Chapters: “Pagamento por serviços ambientais no Brasil (PSA) e sua governança: experiências e reflexões”. In: De CARLI, Ana Alice; AYDOS, Elena e AVZARADEL, Pedro. O Estado Regulador no Cenário Ambiental; . 1a Ed. Instituto o Direito por um Planeta Verde, 2017, p. 72-103 (co-authored with Natália Jodas);  “Payment for ecossystem services in Brazil: between efficiency and equity” In: PERCIVAL, Robert; LIN, Jolene and PIERMATTEI, William. (Org.).Global Environmental law at a Crossroads. 1a.ed.Cheltenhan/Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc, 2014, v. 1, p. 263-278. Co-authored with CAMPOS, Ana Luiza Garcia.; “El Papel de los mercados y de los derechos de propriedad en la proteccion ambiental.”In BERGALHO, Paola (org). Derecho y Propriedad. Buenos Aires: Libreria Ediciones, 2008, p. 269-283.

Selected Articles:“Prospect of transition into sustainable energy in developing countries: analysis of Brazilian Public Programs”. Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental, v. VI, 2015, p 1-29. Co-authored with Lívia Regina Batista.; “Pagamento por serviços ambientais urbanos: oportunidades no setor da construção civil”. Revista de Direito Ambiental, v. 76, p. 349-358, 2014. Co-authored with Daniela Stump.

Complete Curriculum in English at the Braziliam Plataforma Lattes:

Justice Benjamin of the High Court of Brazil is a former senior Assistant Attorney General of the State of São Paulo in Brazil, where he was the head of both the consumer and environmental protection divisions. Justice Benjamin is the founder of the Brazilian Consumer Law and Policy Institute and the Law for a Green Planet Institute. He was a member of the legal expert committee that drafted Brazilian statutes including the Crimes against the Environment Act. Justice Benjamin also served as a member of the UN Secretary General Legal Experts Group on Crimes Against the Environment and on the Brazilian Environmental Council (CONAMA). He is the current Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.


Dr. Burhenne is the Executive Governor (honorary) of the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL). His lifelong contributions to international environmental law include his participation in the drafting and promotion of major international environmental law treaties, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on Environmental Protection.


Professor Brown Weiss is the Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law, Georgetown Law, Georgetown University, and the author of ground-breaking international environmental law scholarship including work on the concept of intergenerational equity. Her classic study, In Fairness to Future Generations: International Law, Common Patrimony, and Intergenerational Equity (1989), received the Certificate of Merit Award in 1990 from the American Society of International Law. Edith Brown Weiss has also served as Associate General Counsel for International Activities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1990-92; President of the American Society of International Law; Chair of the Committee for Research in Global Environmental Change of the Social Science Research Council, 1989-94; and as U.S. Special Legal Advisor to the North American Commission on the Environment 1996-2002. In September 2002 she was appointed to the Inspection Panel of the World Bank, subsequently serving as President of that panel from 2003-2007. Her numerous awards include the 2003 the ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy.


Professor Dr. Ludwig Krämer, one of the leading experts on environmental law and policy in the European Union, is currently senior counsel of Client Earth and head of the EU’s Aarhus Centre where he is instrumental in promoting access to information and rights of participation. Dr. Krämer was a judge at the Landgericht Kiel (1969- 2004). He joined the European Commission in 1972, serving in a series of senior legal positions until his retirement in 2004 with the distinction of being the longest serving official of the European Commission in the field of environmental protection.