The Secretariat for the Environment seeks cooperation opportunities that aim the implementation of actions in benefit of the environment. Please refer to the PROJECT PORTFOLIO (Version in English) or PORTEFEUILLE DE PROJETS (Version in French)  for a summary of current projects which offer and/or require technical support and/or require financial support.

Listed below are different topics indicating the main technical and academic areas in which the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Environment would like to offer or receive cooperation (although not necessarily being related to any specific project yet).

Technical support to be offered

  • Climate policies: Definition, comparison, implementation and measurement; policies and energy plans; “white papers” elaboration.
  • Phycology: Biotechnology of seaweed; identification of macro algae for the purposes of management, monitoring and control of invasive species; identification of algae with economic and biotechnology potential; etc.
  • Mycology: Techniques for collection, preservation and identification of wood-decay fungi; disclosure booklet for recognizing native vegetation and future uses; bioindicators species identification.
  • Plant physiology and biochemistry: Plants response to global climate change; bioprospecting of plant compounds with native flora biological activity; plants carbohydrate biotechnological potential.
  • Plant taxonomy: Molecular and morphological phylogenetic taxonomy studies and biogeography of several vascular plants groups; floristic studies for the elaboration of localized species inventories; phytosociological studies on plant community structure, operation, dynamic, history, distribution and environmental relations.
  • Plant anatomy and morphology: Ecological anatomy for defining bioindicator species of oxidant pollutants and its use in air quality biomonitoring programs; anatomy of native and cultivated plants with economic potential for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Palynology and palynotaxonomy: Ferns and lycophytes pollen and spores study, contributing to vegetal taxonomy.
  • Melissopalynology: Honey and bee products botanical origins (bee pollen, propolis and geopropolis).
  • Aeropalinology: Analysis of airborne pollen and spores and studies in pollen allergies.
  • Quaternary palynology: Soil pollen and spores analysis providing data on climate change and vegetation.
  • Captive wildlife care: Support to wildlife related public policies; animal assisted reproduction technology, molecular biology research

Technical support required

  • Combating wildlife trafficking: Tools and global strategies; technical enhancement; integrating prevention and destination sectors.
  • Climate change adaptation plans: End-use energy and sectorial mitigation projects; “white papers” elaboration.
  • Environmental education: Indicators; methodologies for the society engagement in environmental management, including consultations and public hearings.
  • Phycology: Biotechnology of seaweed; identification of macro algae for the purposes of management, monitoring and control of invasive species; identification of algae with economic and biotechnology potential; etc.
  • Mycology: Techniques for collection, preservation and identification of wood-decay fungi; disclosure booklet for recognizing native vegetation and future uses; bioindicators species identification.
  • Plant taxonomy: Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of vascular plants; floristic and phytosociology of vegetal formations in the Southeastern part of the country; curatorship of vascular plants herbarium collections.
  • Plant anatomy and morphology: Pharmacology, food science, plant breeding, air biomonitoring.
  • Palynology: Entomology, geology, medicine (allergies), soil science, forensic science, food science.
  • In-situ and ex-situ wildlife management: Wild animal reintroduction, environmental technologies, microbiology techniques, molecular biology and assisted reproduction.
  • Capacity building for the Environmental Information Department officers: This department has the following tasks: to promote the linkage between the various segments of society and the public authorities, by incorporating them in the process of environmental planning; to participate in the management of protected and environmentally strategic areas; to elaborate and propose guidelines for the use of environmental resources; and to support the elaboration of sectorial, regional and state environmental public policies.
  • Ecoefficiency (cleaner production): Innovations and Sustainable Consumption and Production.
  • Solid waste: Reduce waste generation, reuse and recycle materials.
  • Planning tools for the macrometropolitan area: Instruments to increase the efficiency of government action and rationalize the use of public funds.
  • Support and development of monitoring technologies and tools: Learn new inspection and monitoring technologies, procedures and information systems; training in classification of remote sensing products in.
  • Courses on disaster prevention and risk mapping for geo-dynamic events: Introduces the concepts of risk and natural disasters, how to understand the problem’s dimension, causes and consequences. It should include practical exercises on risk mapping and analysis at regional (landscape approach) and local (empirical method integrated) scales through geo processing tools and field work. In addition, it should present examples of structural measures for risk reduction, organization and operation of civil defense contingency plans and institutional frameworks and risk perception models.

Financial support required

  • Combating wildlife trafficking: Services for the transportation of seized animals; operationalization of reception centers; acquisition of wildlife management tools; development of handbooks of basic principles, training and course activities on wild animals identification and management; didactic material on the prevention of animal cruelty.
  • Environmental education projects: Exchange of experiences on environmental education methods at the regional/sub national.
  • Climate policies: Networks for the exchange of information, capacity building and dissemination; harmonization of national policies; exchange of experts with academic institutions; development of “white papers”.
  • Phycology: Biotechnology of seaweed; identification of macro algae for the purposes of management, monitoring and control of invasive species; identification of algae with economic and biotechnology potential; etc.
  • Mycology: Techniques for collection, preservation and identification of wood-decay fungi; disclosure booklet for recognizing native vegetation and future uses; bioindicators species identification.
  • Physiology and biochemistry of plants: Plant responses to global climate change; bio prospecting plant compounds with biological activity from native flora; biotechnological potential of carbohydrates in plants.
  • Plant taxonomy: Studies of taxonomy molecular phylogeny and morphological and biogeography in several groups of vascular plants; floristic studies with the preparation of inventories of species that occur in a given area; phytosociological studies for knowledge on the structure, functioning, dynamics, history, distribution and environmental relations of plant community.
  • Anatomy and morphology of plants: Ecological anatomy for defining species bio indicator plant pollutants oxidants and its use in bio monitoring programs air quality; anatomy of native and cultivated plants with economic potential for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Palynology and palynotaxonomy: Ferns and lycophytes pollen and spores study, contributing to vegetal taxonomy.
  • Melissopalynology: Honey and bee products botanical origins (bee pollen, propolis and geopropolis).
  • Aeropalinology: Analysis of airborne pollen and spores and studies in pollen allergies.
  • Quaternary palynology: Soil pollen and spores analysis providing data on climate change and vegetation.
  • Watershed monitoring and inspection assessment: Periodic satellite acquisition imagery and strengthening of aerial monitoring actions.
  • Support and development of remote monitoring technologies and tools: Implementation of advanced monitoring systems with simultaneous remote sensing that are locally distributed.