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New Federal Decree to foster sustainable infrastructure projects


The incentive aims at stimulating green bonds offerings in the Brazilian market and can leverage investments in low carbon and greener projects

On 5th June, the Federal Decree No. 10.387/2020 was published, modifying the Federal Decree No 8.874/2016 in order to include a new category of infrastructure projects considered to be priorities by the government: those which provide relevant environmental or social benefits.

The projects suited in such category are now able to raise funds by means of public offering of incentivized debentures, benefiting from the tax incentives under Federal Law No 12.431/2011.

Leaders and experts around the world have been warning that, at this moment, capital flows for the recovery of the economy should be mobilized in a responsible and sustainable way, that takes into account that the investments can play a part in potentially minimizing or worsening environmental and climate change risks.