Environmental Education in Brazil is regulated by the National Environmental Education Policy - PNEA -, established in April 1999 by Law No. 9795. It was implemented by ProNEA (National Environmental Education Programme), with the first edition in 2003, which defined the principles basic democracy and participation in a totalizing conception of the environment and that will ensure the continuity and permanence of the educational process. (ProFEA- 2006).
The pro FEA - National Program for Environmental Educators Training (DEA / MMA), is guided in PRONEA and the Earth Charter and the Treaty of Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility (Rio 92). The Earth Charter is a set of fundamental principles and values that should guide people, organizations, societies, states and countries with regard to sustainable development. It is a planetary Code of Ethics. Approved by the UN in 2002, the Earth Charter is equivalent to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with regard to sustainability, equity and social justice.
The Treaty of Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility contains the principles that underlie an Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and was drafted in a broad dialogic process between nations around the world, during preparation of the Rio-92. In June 1992 during the Global Civil Society Forum, parallel to the UNCED - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
In 2012, at Rio + 20, the issue of environmental and social inclusion quality won the Green Economy jargon, determining a new way of approaching sustainable development, supported in building green infrastructure to contemplate the gray infrastructure establishment in the territories, a form to combine the demand for roads, ports, airports, industry and households with the need for agricultural areas, forests, protected areas, parks and green areas at the same rate, ie bringing the Natural Capital for the same level of importance as the Human and Economic Capital.
The Proposed Educational Policy Green Education Project Green Farm CO2FREE is rooted in this new reality. The focus is on training educators and students to understand the natural capital as backing for sustainable development, taking environmental issues from the periphery and carrying it to the center of political decisions.