Lula restores civil society to the National Environmental Fund

On his first day in office, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced the participation of civil society and class representatives in the deliberative board of the National Environmental Fund (FNMA), the oldest in the country and responsible for the management of projects and socio-environmental initiatives , repair. The decree was signed on January 1 and published this Monday (2nd) in the edition of the State Gazette.

The FNMA underwent a change in the composition of its deliberative board in February 2020, when Bolsonaro and Ricardo Salles decided to reduce the number of members of the college from 17 to six. With the change, the projects and actions financed by the mechanism began to be decided only by members of the government: the then Minister of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, who presided over it, plus a representative of the Civic House, one of the Ministry of Economy, another from the Ministry of the Environment, another from Ibama and finally another from ICMBio.

The change allowed the college to unanimously and in record time the allocation of BRL 6.2 million from the budget from below to a single project, which so far has not gone off the drawing board: the Zero Dump, managed by the government of Rondônia, a state under the command of PM Colonel Marcos Rocha (PSL). ((o)) echo wrote a series of reports on the subject.

The small assembly of the FNMA was the object of the Argument of Non-compliance with a Fundamental Directive (ADPF) 651, proposed by Rede Sustentabilidade, party of Marina Silva. The Supreme Court declared the fundamental changes unconstitutional. THE Supreme Court decision published on the 10th of November last year.


Now, with the participation of the reconstituted civil society, the new National Environmental Fund will be represented by 21 members, namely:

  • 3 representatives of the Ministry of the Environment;
  • 1 a representative of the Ministry of Planning and Budget;
  • 1 representative of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples;
  • 1 representative of the National Youth Secretariat of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic;
  • 1 Ibama representative;
  • 1 of ICMBio;
  • 1 representative of the National Water Agency;
  • 1 representative of the Brazilian Association of Environmental Entities (Abema);
  • 1 representative of the National Association of Municipalities and Environment (Anamma);
  • 1 representative of the Brazilian Forum of NGOs and Social Movements for the Environment and Development (FBOMS);
  • 1 representative of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC);
  • 1 representative of a civil society organization, nationwide, appointed by the National Council for the Environment (CONAMA),
  • 5 representatives of environmental non-governmental organizations, in the ratio of one representative for each geographical region of the country;
  • 1 representative of indigenous peoples; and
  • 1 representative of traditional peoples and communities.

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Decision no. 11.372, from 1 January 2023

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