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Governance, sustainability and climate issues in urban environment: the role of scientific knowledge and networks in building adaptive capacity to respond to climate impact

Grant number: 14/50313-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2014 - July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Cooperation agreement: University of Michigan
Principal researcher:Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
Grantee:Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
Principal researcher abroad: Maria Carmen Lemos
Institution abroad: University of Michigan, United States
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/17665-5 - Climate, urban environment and quality of life: a study on risks and sustainability at São Paulo City, AP.PFPMCG.R

Abstract

For cities climate change is quickly becoming a policy and planning concern. The growing reàlization that mitigation alone will not be enough to avoid climate impact (IPCC AR5) is increasingly apparent in the number of cities that have adaptation plans. These early adopters recognize the risk of climate change impacts-both future and present-on cities' social-ecological systems. Yet, many other cities at risk remain less proactive. The reasons are not surprising-economic, institutional and political constraints are stretching these cities' ability to provide basic services and support current populations, infrastructure, and ecosystems. How can we build their adaptive capacity to respond to clirnate impact? Researchers have identified resources and governance structures that increase the likelihood of successful adaptation. Understanding how these resóurces feedback on each other both positively and negatively is essential to build the resilience and sustainability of cities. To investigate these issues in the city of Sao Paulo we propose exchange activities between researchers and students from the University of Sao Paulo and the University of Michigan between Sep 2014 and Sep 2015 (12 months at total). The project fostersknowledqe exchange and experiences; leverages existing 'data; and lay the foundation for a collaborative theoretical and methodological framework to analyze climate adaptation in cities. It builds upon two ongoing research projects funded by FAPESP (grant 2013/17665-5) and Graham Institute at the UM (http://graham.umich.edu/glaac). As part of the project we will co-organize a workshop ("Climate, cities and governance: articulating production and use of knowledge") and offer a short course focusing on socio-ecological analytical frameworks for city adaptation ("Adaptive capacity and sustainable cities frameworks"). We will also leverage resources of the cooperative grant and data from our previous research to write a broader proposal to be submitted both to US and Brazilian funding agencies and to write a co-authored scientific article. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant:

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
GABRIELA MARQUES DI GIULIO; ROGER RODRIGUES TORRES; MARIA DA PENHA VASCONCELLOS; DIEGO R. G. C. BRAGA; ROSA MARIA MANCINI; MARIA CARMEN LEMOS. EXTREME EVENTS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION IN THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 22, p. -, 2019.
DI GIULIO, GABRIELA MARQUES; BARBIERI BEDRAN-MARTINS, ANA MARIA; VASCONCELLOS, MARIA DA PENHA; RIBEIRO, WAGNER COSTA; LEMOS, MARIA CARMEN. Mainstreaming climate adaptation in the megacity of Sao Paulo, Brazil. CITIES, v. 72, n. B, p. 237-244, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
GABRIELA MARQUES DI GIULIO; ANA MARIA BEDRAN MARTINS; MARIA CARMEN LEMOS. Adaptação climática: Fronteiras do conhecimento para pensar o contexto brasileiro. Estudos avançados, v. 30, n. 88, p. 25-41, Dez. 2016.

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