Environmental mediation as an optimizing instrument for socioeconomic and sustainable development in international relations in the European Union and Brazil


  • Marcus Luiz Dias Coelho


Environmental Mediation; Globalization; European Union.


The world in the 21st century is in continuous and frank transformation. Changes are increasingly occurring in a number of segments, including legal and environmental. The increase in environmental problems is a reflection of a risk society (Beck), whose behavior is incompatible with the balance of the environment and which brings to the international community an important alert for debates involving the public, private and social entities. organized civil society. Problems such as global warming, desertification, transnational pollution and food security are examples of some of the global concerns that affect everyone. In this global scenario, environmental mediation emerges as an instrument that can help those responsible, with the impacted society, to point out the problems that go beyond national borders. Environmental mediation, in a global order, is an option where actors involved in the debate and the problem will rely on negotiation techniques where all parties are well placed to best solve the problem, where the economic sector wins, which lacks environmental resources for development, society that lacks an ecologically balanced environment and the environment itself that cannot be exploited without threatening its balance and species. This article will address environmental mediation in a globalized society and especially as it exists in the European Union. In this scenario, the aforementioned legal institute, promising for the consensual settlement of conflicts, must be interpreted and analyzed in the light of the Constitution and from the global perspective of receiving this methodology, which can be implemented extrajudicially and contribute to the decongestion of the Judiciary in all. its segments, especially in environmental causes.