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Manuela Demarche Mello

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Manuela Demarche joined the Firm in 2017 and is a Senior Associate of the Environment and Sustainability practice group, with focus on Environmental Law, Sustainability, ESG and Climate Change. Manuela Demarche has a wide breadth of experience in matters related to environmental liability and licensing proceedings – especially regarding mitigating and compensatory measures, intervention by interested third parties, risk mitigation and protected areas – and advises clients in relevant cases to the current Brazilian scenario, comprehending consultations, due diligences, administrative and judicial matters related to environmental regularization (air pollution, effluents, solid waste, contaminated lands), circular economy, implementation of take-back requirements and product life-cycle, biodiversity, crisis management and definition of strategies under broad legal focus. Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources opened a public consultation regarding a new normative that regulates the control of corporate emissions and the management of pollutant emission credits for the Vehicle Emission Control Program’s L8 phase. The public consultation is in accordance with CONAMA Resolution No. 492/2018, which established the Proconve L7 and L8 phases, and aims to obtain input from stakeholders who will be involved in Proconve L8.

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources opened a public consultation regarding a new normative that regulates the control of corporate emissions and the management of pollutant emission credits for the Vehicle Emission Control Program’s L8 phase (“Proconve L8”).
The public consultation is being done in accordance with CONAMA Resolution No. 492/2018, which established the Proconve L7 and L8 phases, and aims to obtain input from stakeholders who will be involved in Proconve L8.

On 15 January 2021, the federal government made available on its website (https://www.gov.br/mma/pt-br/assuntos/agendaambientalurbana/ProgramaNacionaldeRecuperaodereasContaminadas.pdf) the National Program for the Recovery of Contaminated Areas, object of Ordinance MMA No. 603/2020. In summary, the program seeks to expand and consolidate data and information on key issues for the management of contaminated areas in Brazil.

State Law No. 11,326/2020 came into force on November 22, 2020, establishing the obligation for producers, importers, distributors and sellers to implement the take-back system of several post-consumption products and their packaging sold in the Brazilian State of Maranhão.