Carlos Minc after a meeting with Marina Silva, ex-Minister of Environment.
|Born||Carlos Minc Baumfeld
July 12, 1951
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Rio de Janeiro|
|Education||Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Brazilian Minister of Environment
|Workers' Party - PT|
Carlos Minc Baumfeld (born July 12, 1951 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian geographer, professor, environmentalist, politician and Minister of Environment in Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's second term as president of Brazil.
Minc was born on July 12, 1951. He studied at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He was a student leader and participated in resistance against the military dictatorship. He was arrested in 1969 and exiled. In 1979, with the help from Amnesty, he returned to Brazil.
Minc is married and has two children.
On March 31, 2010 resigned from Ministry to run as State Congressman (Deputado Estadual) in Rio de Janeiro by Workers' Party and was elected with 87.210 votes.
In January 2011, was invited again to be Secretary of Environment in the Rio de Janeiro State Government where he is until now.
Minc is also a writer. He is the author of the following books:
- Como Fazer Movimento Ecológico (Vozes, 1985)
- A Reconquista da Terra (Zahar, 1986)
- Ecologia e Política no Brasil (Espaço e Tempo/Iuperj, 1987), co-authored with Fernando Gabeira and others
- Despoluindo a Política (Relume Dumará, 1994)
- Rio de Janeiro, I know very well, but Brazil, I know very badly.
- "Planalto confirma Carlos Minc como novo ministro do Meio Ambiente". Retrieved 2008-05-25. (Portuguese)
- "Amazon 'needs economic chances'". BBC News. May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- Veja Magazine # 2061 dated May 26, 2008
- Webpage of Carlos Minc (Portuguese)