28/09/2016 14h42 - Updated 28/09/2016 14h42

Amazon gets "Green Prize of the Americas", in Brasilia

The award is granted to personalities and institutions that contribute, for the development of actions aimed at environmental preservation.
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The Secretary of State for the Environment (Schema), Antonio Costs, received on Wednesday, 28, the "Green Prize of the Americas", Amazon category, during the 15th Green Meeting of the Americas, o Greenmeeting, held in the auditorium Superior Court (STJ), in Brasilia (DF). The award was presented by the Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho.

The award is granted to personalities and institutions that contribute, over years, for the development of actions aimed at environmental preservation and improvement of the quality of living. Only an institution or personality receives award, in each category.

Accepting the award, stroški the secretary highlighted the pleasant surprise that is presented in recognition of the actions taken by the State Government, through the secretariat. "We have a tireless work done by the secretariat with a dedicated team, whose mission is to take care of, with public policy and also practical steps, the environmental agenda of a country with continental dimensions. This award is a collective recognition for all who contribute to the defense of potential, preservation of natural resources, and to improve the quality of life of the population of Amazonas ", said.

Organized by the Forum Greenmeeting, which includes various institutions, the event brings together national and international leaders to discuss environmental issues and sustainable development. The goal is to contribute to social and environmental problems solutions that hinder economic development, improving the quality of life of local and global communities. Proposals are submitted by researchers, teachers, technologists, environmental agencies, representatives of companies and authorities, among others, for a broad debate focused on the management of environmental and economic development.

The program is held over two days with lectures on national and international innovative projects that can contribute to the development and the solution of environmental and economic problems of the planet. The closure will be on Thursday, 29.

Representation – The Government of Amazonas is represented by the holder of Sema, Antonio Costs, along the Executive Secretary of Sema, Luís Henrique Piva, and the chief executive of Amazonas Environmental Protection Institute (Ipaam), Ana Aleixo.

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