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The Ministry of Environment announces the president of Ibama and the National Secretary for Traditional Peoples and Communities

The choice of Minister Marina Silva was based on the strong technical training and outstanding performance in the environmental field of the nominees.

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Marina Silva returned to the Ministry of Environment after almost 15 years

Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silvaappointed federal deputy Rodrigo Agostinho (PSB) to head the Brazilian Institute of environment and Renewable Resources (IBAMA) last Friday, the 13th. According to the notice published on the file’s website, Agostinho was chosen “due to his strong technical background and exceptional performance in the field of the environment. He is a biologist, environmentalist and lawyer. He also holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology with an emphasis in Conservation Biology and several specialization and postgraduate courses. Agostinho was a member of the National Council for the Environment (Conama) for more than 10 years and is a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In addition, the minister appointed Edel Moraes as National Secretary for Traditional Peoples and Communities and Sustainable Rural Development in the Ministry of Environment. “Belonging to extractive communities in Pará, Edel was the first woman to be vice-president of the National Council of Extractive Populations (CNS), for two terms, and vice-president of the Chico Mendes Memorial. She is a PhD student at the Center for Sustainable Development (CDSUNB), has a master’s degree in Sustainable Development with Traditional Peoples and Territories, is a specialist in Rural Education, Development and Sustainability and is a member of the Study Group and has a solid level. technical background and exceptional performance in the field of environmental research of Amazon”, reveals the ministry.

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