The Environmental System of São Paulo
The Environmental System of São Paulo is part of the São Paulo State Government, Brazil, and is responsible for the environmental management in its territory.
Our mission is to implement policies which promote an ecologically balanced environment for the present and future generations, ensuring conditions for sustainable development and social welfare.
The Secretariat for the Environment is the central institution of this system, overseeing the work of multiple coordinating bodies, institutes, foundations and an environmental agency.
Several institutions united by a single cause
|SMA – Secretariat for the Environment
Central institution of the Environmental System of São Paulo; planning, coordinating, supervising and controlling the State Environmental Policy.
|CBRN – Biodiversity and Natural Resources Coordination
Economic instruments to encourage restoration and preservation; fauna management; dissemination of low impact technologies for agricultural and forestry activities.
|CPLA – Environmental Planning Coordination
Land use planning; geographic information system; environmental diagnosis; public policies; sustainable solid waste management.
|CFA – Environmental Inspection Coordination
Environmental monitoring and inspection; interface with Environmental Military Police.
|CEA – Environmental Education Coordination
Supports and creates methodologies for environmental education; spreads and consolidates ideas of sustainability; stimulates public participation and citizenship.
|CMVA – GreenBlue Municipality Program Coordination
Interface with municipalities; decentralization of environmental management.
|CONSEMA – Environmental State Council
Democratic forum; evaluation and monitoring of environmental policies; government & organized civil society interaction; participatory decision-making in environmental management.
|CETESB – São Paulo State Environmental Agency
Environmental licensing; control and monitoring of environmental quality.
|FF – Forestry Foundation
Management of protected areas, both of integral protection and of sustainable use.
|IF – Institute of Forestry
Research; environmental conservation; forestry production.
|IG – Institute of Geology
Research; spatial planning; mitigation of environmental issues; prevention of natural disasters.
|IBT – Institute of Botany
Research; São Paulo Botanical Garden.
São Paulo Zoo; Safari Zoo; Zoo Farm
|CPU – Urban Parks Coordination
Management of eight State Parks, maintaining of green areas for recreation, leisure and entertainment; quality of life; well-being.