CONAMA Resolution 422/10

CONAMA RESOLUTION 422, March 23, 2010
Published in Official Gazette 56 on 03/24/2010, p. 91
Establishes directives for the campaigns, actions and projects related to Environmental Education according to the provisions of Law 9.795, issued on April 27, 1999, and makes other provisions .

The NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL-CONAMA, pursuant to the powers vested on it by art. 7, subparagraph XVIII of Decree on 99,274, of June 6, 1990, and bearing in mind the provisions of art. 2, subparagraph XVI, and 10, paragraph III, of the internal regulations of the National Environment Council-CONAMA, annexed to Ordinance No. 168 of June 13, 2005, and in process No. 02000.000701/2008-30, and

Considering that educommunication as social intervention which aims to promote the democratic access by citizens ‘ to the production and dissemination of information, involving the communicative action in formal or non formal educative formal;

Considering the need to ensure that environmental policies dealing with environmental education in line with the National Environmental Education Policy-PNEA, established by Law No. 9,795, of April 27, 1999 and by arts. 2, caput, and 3, subitem II, Decree No. 4,281, of June 25, 2002, as well as the National Program of Environmental Education-ProNEA, resolves:

Art. 1 Establish guidelines for content and procedures on actions, projects, campaigns and information programs, communication and environmental education in the formal and non-formal education, carried out by public, private institutions and civil society.

Art. 2 The following are guidelines of campaigns, communication and environmental education projects:

I- as for the language:
a) adapt to the public involved, providing easy access to information and understanding to socially and environmentally vulnerable groups; and
b) promote access to information and knowledge of environmental and scientific issues in a clear and transparent way.
II- as to approach:
a) contextualize environmental issues in its historic, economic, cultural, political and ecological dimensions and in different individual and collective scales;
b) focus on the social and environmental issue in addition to the command and control actions, avoiding merely utilitarian or behavioral perspectives;
c) adopt principles and values to build sustainable societies in its various social, environmental, political, economic, ethical and cultural dimensions;
d) valuing the worldview, knowledge, culture and practices of local communities, traditional people and originating;
e) promoting educommunication, providing the construction, management and dissemination of knowledge from the experiences of social-environmental reality of each location;
f) highlight environmental impacts caused by human activities and human responsibilities in the maintenance of environmental safety and quality of life.
III- as to synergies and articulations:
a) mobilize communities, educators, social movements, networks, groups and institutions, encouraging participation in public life, in decisions on access to and use of resources and the exercise of social control in articulated actions;
b) promote interaction with the Brazilian System of Information on Environmental Education-SIBEA, aiming to support the virtual exchange and dissemination of educational productions; and
c) seek integration with actions, projects and environmental education programs developed by the PNEA’s Managing Body and by States and Municipalities.

Art. 3 For the purposes of this Resolution, environmental education campaigns are the activities of public disclosure of information and social communication, with education intent, produced by audiovisual and virtual graphics means which, for critical understanding about the complexity of socio-environmental problems:

I-promote the strengthening of citizenship; and
II-support processes of transformation of values, habits, attitudes, and behaviors to improve the quality of life of people in relation to the environment.

Art. 4 Environmental education actions referred to formal education, implemented in all levels and forms of education, with or without the involvement of the school community, will be performed in compliance with the provisions of educational and environmental legislations, including the deliberations of State and municipal councils for education and the environment, and should:

I- be articulated with the competent educational authorities, as the scope of these actions and the public to be involved; and
II- follow the curriculum, pedagogical political project and the social function of schools as well as school calendars and school and university autonomy is granted to them by law.

Art. 5 The actions of communication, environmental education and dissemination of information contained in the deliberations of the National Environment Council-CONAMA and other agencies members of the National System of Environment-SISNAMA should be geared to promote the active participation of society in the protection of the environment.

Sole paragraph. The provisions in the caput of this article shall apply also to revisions and updates of the resolutions and other legal instruments in force.

Art. 6 This resolution shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

CARLOS MINC-Council President

This text does not replace the one published in the Official Gazette of 03/24/2010