The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic looks set to cast a long shadow over the Brazilian aviation sector in 2020. The government has announced plans to assist airlines, but the possible relief efforts look set to affect Brazil's adherence to the Cape Town Convention and the Montreal Convention. This video examines these relief measures as well as Brazil's electronic filing system, which has come into its own during the COVID-19 lockdown.
While all kinds of energy project may face opposition to some extent, hydropower dams have proven to be the most contentious due to their environmental and social impact. In light of this, it is crucial for the government and stakeholders to ensure that specialists are fully heard regarding the viability and need for individual projects, in order to decide whether opposition is reasonable and to ensure that the country's best interests are fulfilled.
Brazil's laws provide protection to women, minors, disabled individuals and the elderly. This protection encompasses, among other things, rights to maternity leave, job security and equal treatment, regardless of gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality or skin colour. While employers may provide training programmes to encourage non-discrimination, key performance indicators may not be appropriate to this end.
The Brazilian government has intensified its monitoring of the issues surrounding climate change and increased the number of debates surrounding these issues. Not only has the government introduced a voluntary commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, companies have also promoted social and environmental action by encouraging social responsibility and introducing voluntary commitments and environmental best practices.
While global insurance bodies have recognised the role that policyholder protection funds can play in maintaining consumer confidence in the insurance sector, the Brazilian insurance regulatory framework does not include the maintenance of policyholder protection funds within its insolvency remedies. However, alternative protections for policyholders are available, such as minimum capital requirements.