Ludovino Lopes

Legal Advisor

Acre Government

Ludovino Lopes, lawyer, licensed by the Law School of Classic University of Lisbon, specialized in the field of the European Community Law and Environmental Law, having been practicing law for the last 25 years alternating in São Paulo and Lisbon, in the areas of Environmental Law (Climate Change), Environmental Services, REDD+, Private International Law, and Technology.

Areas of practice: Climate Change, Environmental Services, REDD, Information Technology
and International Private Law


  • Legal Advisor for the Acre Government (Brazil) on the State System of Incentives for
    Environmental Services (SISA, in Portuguese), the Program of Incentives for Environmental Services – Carbon ISA, and other Programs of Environmental Services and Ecosystem (Bill # 2.308 of October 22 th, 2010)
  • Legal Advisor for the Mato Grosso REDD Working Group (Brazil) on the REDD Law (Law # 9.878 from January 7th 2013)
  • Member of the REDD Offset Working Group”(ROW) established in February 2011 as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Governors of California, Chiapas and Acre, as part of a collaborative effort to design an international offset multilateral mechanism between the parties to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as “REDD”)
  • Rapporteur of the ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Norms) commission regulation Group for the establishment of the Technical Regulation Norm of the Brazilian Carbon Voluntary Market – Norm n° 15.948, published in 2011
  • Participant of the Mozambique Government Initiative “Developing the legal and institutional framework for REDD Mozambique”
  • Consultant for the GCF – Governor’s Climate and Forests Task Force (IDESAM) on the Legal Study for Subnational REDD Legal Frameworks
  • Rapporteur of the ABNT Commission Regulation for the establishment of the Technical Norm of the Brazilian Market REDD
  • Member of the Groups 1, 2 and 3 – Work group of the Brazilian Ministry of Environment in order to establish a national policy of Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD), in 2010
  • Legal Advisor for the Amazonas Government on the REDD – Environmental Services Bill of Law, (actually in Public Consultation)
  • Legal Advisor for the Amazonas Government on the Climate Change Law, (Law # 3.135 from June 5th 2007
  • Co-author of the Sao Paulo Bill of Law number 383 de 2007, Member of the Climate Change Commission on the Brazilian Association Bar of Sao Paulo
  • Legal Advisor on the creation of SPV – Special Purpose Vehicle to manage REDD and
    Environmental Services Programs (SISA) State of Acre (Brazil) – PPP (Public Private Partnership) – Join Stock Company for the Development of Environmental Services (Article 15 of Bill # 2.308 of October 22th, 2010)
  • Legal Advisor on the creation of SPV – Special Purpose Vehicle to manage REDD Programs and Projects – State of Amapa (Brazil)
  • Legal Advisor for the Goias Government (Brazil) promoted by GEF – Global Environment Facility for the implementation of the State Environmental Services Public Policy, Legal Framework and Environmental Asset Stock State Exchange
  • Co-author of the “Mato Grosso on the Path of Development of Low Emissions: Costs and
    Benefits of Implementing the State System of REDD +”
  • Actually is legal advisor for Governments and Private Companies, in the field of energy, financial law and Environmental Public Policies – Climate Change and REDD
  • At last, he is senior partner of the Attorneys Office of Law Practice Ludovino Lopes, with headquarters in São Paulo, branch offices in Lisbon and Milan, being fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.