Professor Édis Milaré was a Public Prosecutor of the State of São Paulo from 1970 until 1994, and State Attorney of the State of São Paulo from 1980 until 1994. At that time, more precisely in 1985, the Prosecutor’s Offices of Environment created the “Coordination of the Prosecutor’s Offices of Environment” before the Prosecutors Office of the State of São Paulo.
Professor Milaré’s activity on behalf of the Environment, combined with his pioneering vision, served as a reference for virtually all States of the Federation. With the support of some colleagues, Édis Milaré drafted the first bill of the Public Civil Action Act in 1985, which revolutionized and still revolutionizes the practice of law, in defense of trans-individual interests.
As visionary in the subject, he was a major contributor to the writing of “Chapter VI” of the Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil (enacted on October 5th, 1988) which text concerns the Social Order, specifically in regards to the environment treatment in terms of citizenship and environmental policy.
His experience led him to the position of Secretary of State of Environment of the State Government of São Paulo, from July 1992 until January 1995. At the same time, he was Chairman of the Committee of Jurists, instituted by the State Government of São Paulo, with the purpose of preparing the National Environmental Code.
In the ambit of Environmental Management, Professor Édis Milaré was also President of the Foundation for the Conservation and Forestry Production of the State of São Paulo (Forestry Foundation) from January of 1995 until August of 1997.
Currently, in addition to performing his activities as a lawyer and consultant, Édis Milaré is a lecturer often invited to post-graduation courses and seminars in several States.
Furthermore, Édis Milaré stands out in the ambit of intellectual production. His books and articles, consecrated by indisputable acceptance have been repeatedly published in specialized journals in Brazil and abroad.