Environmental Democracy and Human Rights in Times of Political and Economic Crisis in Brazil

The current Brazilian Constitution highlighted the democratic principle, including instruments of popular participation, also in matters related to the environment. The balanced environment was elevated to a collective right with the inclusion of sustainable public policies, combining the economic, social and ecological conception to the development. However, amid the political and economic crisis that plagued Brazil during President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment process in 2016, there were government issues that hit specific sectors of the country, as in the case of the environment. Since then, the new governments have made changes in public policies under the justification of political pressure and reduced spending.
Thus, the present paper will address the importance of environmental democratic order, making the environmental achievements remain, as well as new achievements are achieved in favor of society and in honor of human rights.