Studies and research in environmental ethics and philosophy in Brazil are rather recent and environmental ethics is still struggling to be considered a proper academic field. However, since the 1990s the interest in this area of knowledge has grown significantly with well-documented work, both international and domestic, in the Portuguese language. Pioneers in discussing environmental ethics include scholars such as Leonardo Boff (State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ), Josafá Carlos de Siqueira (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ), Héctor Ricardo Leis (Federal University of Santa Catarina) and Antônio Moser. Among the younger generation in environmental ethics today, one can refer to José Roque Jungues (UNISINOS University), Marcelo Luiz Pelizzoli (Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE), Renato Nalini (UNINOVE), Jelson Oliveira (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUC/PR) and Mario Alencastro (International University Center – UNINTER). Despite this increase in terms of research interest, few universities currently include environmental ethics in their curricula.

ISEE Representative

Mario Alencastro
Research Group in Education and New Technologies – International University Center – UNINTER

Schools, Programs, Degrees, Classes

Postgraduate Program in Environment and Development (Federal University of Paraná – UFPR)
Postgraduate Studies in Philosophy (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUC/PR)
Postgraduate Studies in Bioethics (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUC/PR)
Postgraduate Studies in Development and Environment (Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE)
Classes have also been taught in the following Brazilian universities:

Centers, Organizations, Journals

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