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The challenge of global environmental changes in the Anthropocene: focus on human dimensions of climate change (Brazil, China and Mozambique)

Grant number: 17/06347-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2017 - October 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Leila da Costa Ferreira
Grantee:Leila da Costa Ferreira
Home Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Human activities are central to the debate on global environmental changes, configured as unprecedented challenges to contemporary societies in the transition to the Anthropocene. This project is part of the discussion on social political dimensions of climate change, focusing on the question of how society responds to the risks arising from these changes. Within the understanding of the social and political dimensions of global environmental changes from the perspective of risk society, this project aims to investigate the way in which Brazil, China and Mozambique have internalized the environmental issue, especially regarding climate change issues, analyzing three social spheres fundamentally present and relevant in this process: the governmental sphere, the scientific community and the organized civil society. From a theoretical point of view, we propose an analysis able to foster the dialogue among environmental sociology, social theory and sustainability, international relations and governance. In order to meet the objectives in this research project different methods of research will be adopted, including the analysis of primary and secondary data and sources, literature and documentary research, and semi-structured interviews with government officials, scientific agents and civil society organizations´ representatives relevant to the issues addressed in the project. (AU)