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The climate change challenge: the political internalization of the climate issue in Brazil and China from 1992 to 2012

Grant number: 14/03101-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 02, 2018
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Leila da Costa Ferreira
Grantee:Fabiana Barbi Seleguim
Host Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/08546-8 - The climate change challenge: The political internalization of climate issue in China from 1992 to 2012, BE.EP.PD


In terms of global environmental changes, climate change stands in the center of this debate, as one of the main challenges of global society at the entrance of the 21st century. In terms of responses to climate change, it is argued that governments are important actors that play a key role in setting standards, appropriate institutions and modes of governance to address these changes at different levels and scales. In this context, this postdoctoral research project's general objective is to analyze the process of governmental internalization of the climate issue in Brazil and China. These two countries have been highlighted for their importance in the international arena and, above all, the relevance of environmental issues at the heart of their political processes. It is expected to contribute to the analysis of the trajectory of political internalization of the climate issue in China-Brazil, from the perspective of contemporary environmental risks and their policy internalization process. Specifically, it is proposed to survey and analyze the major political and institutional measures related to climate change mitigation in both countries, by sector of activity, within the period of 1992-2012, and to monitor greenhouse gases emissions by the two countries during this period. The starting point for this analysis is the year 1992, more specifically the consequences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, resulting from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, which marked the first involvement of Brazil and China in the discussions and negotiations on climate change. This proposal aims to contribute to the debate on social and political dimensions of climate change and the institutionalization of this research field. (AU)

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Las ciudades contra la crisis climática 
Cities battle the climate crisis 
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(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)
BARBI, FABIANA; FERREIRA, LEILA DA COSTA; GUO, SUJIAN. Climate change challenges and China's response: mitigation and governance. JOURNAL OF CHINESE GOVERNANCE, v. 1, n. 2, p. 324-339, . (14/03101-5, 15/08546-8)

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