About CB27

   

About

The Forum of the Secretaries of the Environment of Brazilian Capital Cities - CB27 brings together government officials responsible for the environment from the administration of 26 Brazilian capital cities and Brasília, the country's capital. The goal is to strengthen and coordinate the actions of the heads of the departments of the environment, exchange experiences regarding sustainability, and push forward progressive environmental agendas.
This dialogue is established through national and regional meetings, held periodically and hosted by capital cities. Since 2012, there have been more than 15 national meetings and 18 regional meetings, as well as technical visits and international missions to share experiences (read about the results of the CB27 Meetings in the MEETINGS section).


In addition to the exchange of experiences and mutual support between the heads of the departments of the environment of the Brazilian capital cities, CB27 allows (and strengthens) dialogue with the federal government through participation in federal and state governing bodies, such as the ‘National Tripartite Commission of Environment’ (Comissão Tripartite Nacional de Meio Ambiente).

History

CB27 was created during the preparation for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in May 2012, and was based on a proposal by the Secretary of the Environment of the city of Rio de Janeiro (2013-2016), Carlos Alberto Muniz. The goal was to promote political coordination between the capital cities through meetings with the secretaries of the environment so that they can cooperate by sharing their environmental management success cases. It also aimed at finding solutions to the common environmental challenges of Brazilian cities, focusing on the topic of tackling climate change.


Since its foundation, Forum CB27 has institutional and financial support from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Brazil. In 2017, ICLEI, which had been accompanying the development of the Forum since the beginning, officialized the partnership with KAS Brazil to contribute with institutional strengthening and content curation. The partnership with both organizations is fundamental for strategic planning and the execution of Forum CB27 meetings.


The regional preparatory meetings held in Teresina, Manaus, and Brasilia in 2012 led to the first National Meeting of Enviornment Secretaries in Rio de Janeiro attended by 23 of the 27 environment secretaries of the Brazilian capital cities, when the Rio de Janeiro for Sustainability Declaration was signed, serving as the framework for the creation of the Forum.

Governance

The governance of CB27 is composed of a national coordinating representative, national adjunct representative, and 5 regional coordinating representatives, elected by the collegiate annually through elections. Elections are held at the forum's first annual meeting each year.


The current mandate (2018-2019) is composed of:


National Coordinator

André Moreira Fraga, Salvador

Deputy National Coordinator

Luiz Emanuel Zouain da Rocha, Vitória

Regional Coordinators

North: Carlos Fabrício Crescente Dias, Belém

Northeast: Maria Águeda Maria Muniz, Fortaleza

Midwest: José Marcos da Fonseca, Campo Grande

Southeast: Justino Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro

South: Nelson Gomes Mattos Junior, Florianópolis

The mandate (2017-2018) was composed of:

National Coordinator

André Moreira Fraga, Salvador


Executive Secretary

Daniel Pedro Rios Peixoto, Boa Vista

Regional Coordinators

North: Palmas

Northeast: Maria Agueda Maria Muniz, Fortaleza

Midwest: José Marcos da Fonseca, Campo Grande

Southeast: Justino Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro

South: Maurício Fernandes, Porto Alegre

Supervisory Board

Carlos Fabricio Dias, Belém

Mario Werneck, Belo Horizonte

Gustavo Acioli, Maceió

Heads of the Departments of the Environment of the Capital Cities

Aracaju

Augusto César de Mendonça Viana, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Belém

Carlos Fabrício Crescente Dias, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Belo Horizonte

Mário de Lacerda Werneck Neto, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Boa Vista

Daniel Pedro Rios Peixoto, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Brasília

Igor Danin Tokarski, Head of the Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Campo Grande

José Marcos da Fonseca, Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Urban Management

Department's Website

Cuiabá

Juares Silveira Samaniego, Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Urban Development

Department's Website

Curitiba

Marilza do Carmo Oliveira Dias, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Florianópolis

Nelson Gomes Mattos Júnior, Head of the City's Department of the Environment, Planning and Urban Management

Department's Website

Fortaleza

Maria Águeda Pontes Caminha Muniz, Head of the City's Department of Urbanism and the Environment

Department's Website

 

Goiânia

Gilberto Marques Neto, President of the City's Environmental Agency

Department's Website

João Pessoa

Abelardo Jurema Neto, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Macapá

Márcio Bito, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Maceió

Gustavo Acioli Torres, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Manaus

Antônio Nelson de Oliveira Júnior, Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Sustainability

Department's Website

Natal

Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Urbanism

Department's Website

Palmas

Meire Carreira, President of Fundação do Meio Ambiente de Palmas

Department's Website

Porto Alegre

Maurício Fernandes, Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Sustainability

Department's Website

Porto Velho

Robson Damasceno, Deputy Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Department's Website

Recife

Bruno Schwambach, Head of the Department of Sustainable Development and the Environment

Department's Website

Rio Branco

Paola Fernanda Daniel, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Rio de Janeiro

Justino Carvalho Neto, Deputy Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Conservation

Department's Website

Salvador

André Moreira Fraga, Head of the City's Department of the Environment and Innovation

Department's Website

São Luís

Maria de Lourdes Cavalcanti Fialho, Head of the Department of the Environment

Department's Website

São Paulo

Eduardo de Castro, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Teresina

Olavo Braz, Head of the Department of the Environment

Department's Website

Vitória

Luiz Emanuel Zouain da Rocha, Head of the City's Department of the Environment

Department's Website
 

Partners

Konrad Adenauer Foundation - Brazil (KAS Brazil)                            

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) is an independent, non-profit German political foundation. It acts based on the values of the Christian Democratic Union, a German political party. It promotes democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and political education, as well as social market economy and decentralized and sustainable development. Present in Brazil since 1969, it brings together current and future leaders from politics and society, as well as opinion makers from the academy. The foundation always works with local partners and encourages the dialogue about the country's main challenges. The offices of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation abroad are responsible for more than 200 projects in 120 different countries.

Learn more about accessing the site

the team:

Dr. Jan Woischnik
Director

Marina Caetano
Project Coordinator


ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI is the leading global association of local governments dedicated to sustainable development, whose global network connects more than 1,500 governments of states and cities of various sizes in more than 100 countries. Driven by the goal of mobilizing local governments to build more sustainable cities, ICLEI provides the necessary support for them to develop their policies and actions for sustainability. It promotes the coordination of cities, states, and regions in favor of the sustainable development agenda and is present in all regions of the world, with 17 offices and regional departments. The Secretariat for South America connects its more than 60 members in 8 countries to the sustainable development global movement. Throughout the years, it has stood out in the development and execution of projects in Climate and Low Carbon Development, Resilience, Solid Waste, Sustainable Public Procurement, and Urban Biodiversity to name a few.

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Equipe:

Rodrigo de Oliveira Perpétuo
Executive Secretary

Bruna Cerqueira
Institutional Relations Manager

CB27 em Publicações

1) MACEDO, Laura Silvia Valente De. Participação de cidades brasileiras na governança multinível das mudanças climáticas. Tese (Doutorado em Ciência Ambiental) - Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciência Ambiental - Instituto de Energia e Ambiente da Universidade de São Paulo /Laura Silvia Valente de Macedo; orientador: Pedro Roberto Jacobi - São Paulo, 2017.

2) ALVES, Melina Amoni Silveira.  Mapeamento da vulnerabilidade à mudança do clima em Uberlândia - Minas Gerais: orientações para a adaptação. Tese (Doutorado) – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia - Tratamento da Informação Espacial. Belo Horizonte, 2017.

3) BISERRA, Karla Sodré Rocha. A importância da logística reversa para uma economia ambientalmente sustentável. Trabalho apresentado como requisito parcial à obtenção do grau de especialização no curso de Pós-graduação em Economia e Meio Ambiente do Departamento de Economia Rural e Extensão, Setor de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Paraná - Paraná, 2016.

4) Teixeira, Alberto & Buendía, Mercedes.  Megacities in climate governance: the case of Rio de Janeiro. Meridiano 47 - Journal of Global Studies. 2016.

5) Leonardo Paz Neves (org.).  A Inserção Internacional do Rio de Janeiro. CEBRI Artigos, Edição Especial, v. 3, ano 8. Rio de Janeiro: CEBRI, 2013.

6) CERQUEIRA, Bruna & VICENTE, Marina. Desafio do enfrentamento às mudanças climáticas nas capitais brasileiras. Cadernos Adenauer 02; Mudanças Climáticas: o Desafio do Século. Rio de Janeiro, 2016.

7) PEREIRA, Marina. O novo papel das cidades no contexto do desenvolvimento sustentável: O caso do CB27. Trabalho apresentado como requisito parcial à obtenção do grau de especialização no curso de Pós Graduação em Meio Ambiente na Coordenação dos Programas de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia - COPPE da Universidade Federal do RIo de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, 2016.

8) MATOS, Eduardo. O Direito Fundamental ao Meio Ambiente ecologicamente equilibrado e papel da concretização desse direito pelo Fórum das Capitais Brasileiras. Texto puiblicado no livro "Direitos Fundamentais e Reflexos nas relações sociais". Sergipe, 2018.

9) Texto de opinião para o boletim "Conjuntura Energética" da FGV Energia: O reconhecimento do papel das cidades no enfrentamento às mudanças climáticas. Marina Caetano. 2018.

10) Publicação: Paris Agreement: how it happened and what next - Organizado pela Fundação Konrad Adenauer Bruxelas e pela Climate Strategies (2016)

11) MARZANO, Karina & CHOLIBOIS, Tim. Gobernanza climática de los municipios urbanos y la cooperación con el sector privado: la experiencia de América Latina Artigo publicado no livro: LOS MUNICIPIOS ANTE LOS DESAFÍOS GLOBALES. Cambio climático y sustentabilidad.México DF, 2016