THE ‘HARMONY WITH NATURE’ PARADIGM IN BRAZIL
This article analyzes a biocentric shift that is currently emerging within the Brazilian legal system, by inscribing it within the currently emerging global discourse on rights of Nature and ecological jurisprudence. The study is justified by the magnitude of the recent environmental disasters, occurring both in Brazil and in the world, which suggest the need for greater legal role awarded to Nature in order to engender greater environmental protection. The objective of this article is to clarify the biocentric paradigm of protection of the environment and verify the feasibility of its application within Brazilian law. In conclusion, it is noted that, although the biocentric view of rights of Nature gives greater prominence and effective protection to the environment, radical changes within the Brazilian legal system are necessary.
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ISSN eletrônico: 2359-6880 ISSN impresso: 1677-809X