MT government does not guarantee transparencyFriday March 2nd, 2018
The Life Center Institute (LCI) announced on Monday (24) an assessment of the current situation of transparency of information forest in Mato Grosso, based on availability and access practiced by the State Department of Environment (SEMA-MT).
The document presents the results characterizing the legislation on transparency and availability of information on forests in Brazil and Mato Grosso, analyzes the main questions on timing, details, update and format in which they are made available such data by Sema-MT and makes recommendations to ensure access, support and participation of society in this process.
The analysis shows that there are gaps in compliance and points out that the lack of transparency undermines the use of information or by other public bodies, companies or organizations in society. For the ICV, this situation prevents or impairs social control and to propose improvements in state forest management.
In addition to not provide the information actively, Sema-MT is also not responding to formal requests. Of the 11 requests filed by ICV between April and July 2013, none have been answered so far. The legislation provides for a maximum period of 20 days for this.
Given the gravity of this situation and in order to contribute to the transparency of information and the improvement of forest management in Mato Grosso, the ICV presents a series of recommendations for the Sema-MT comply with current legislation and ensure the participation of society in this process.
Read the full review here .