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Adjustments to the New Concessions Law Bill Could Ensure Higher Quality, and More Sustainable Infrastructure

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Published: June, 2020

In this technical note, researchers at Climate Policy Initiative / Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CPI/ PUC-Rio), analyze the legislative process of the new Concessions Law bill from a social and environmental perspective. They recommend items that could be incorporated into the bill to head off potential conflicts currently handled later in the project life cycle — notably during the environmental licensing procedure — and which would foster bidding on more robust, higher quality projects, promoting safer investments, and ensuring social and environmental protections.