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Accounting and mapping of natural capital contribution to economic production processes in the States of Brazil

Grant number: 16/07931-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering
Principal Investigator:Biagio Fernando Giannetti
Grantee:Luca Coscieme
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia (ICET). Universidade Paulista (UNIP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The project aims at producing an economic and biophysical evaluation of natural capital in the States of Brazil. Natural capital will be evaluated for the current year, and in time-series to allow an interpretation of Brazilian development during the last decades. Environmental Economics methods will be used, together with thermodynamics-based accounting methods. In particular, natural capital flows will be evaluated by considering their contribution to economic production processes. Furthermore, a framework will be developed to internalize as costs of production the potential environmental impacts of economic activities. Its implementation will discourage the diffusion of production processes with possible impacts on the environment, safeguarding local communities and assisting the definition of policies for sustainable development and environmental certification of cleaner production techniques. Special attention will be directed towards spatial representation and mapping of natural capital values at different resolutions and scales, from local to regional to federative. This will contribute to the final communicability and effectiveness of the project outcomes. The project aims at being of high relevance for policy-makers, local practitioners, the business sector and entrepreneurs, local communities and other stakeholders. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(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)
YANG, QING; LIU, GENGYUAN; HAO, YAN; COSCIEME, LUCA; ZHANG, JIAQI; JIANG, NANNAN; CASAZZA, MARCO; GIANNETTI, BIAGIO F.. Quantitative analysis of the dynamic changes of ecological security in the provinces of China through emergy-ecological footprint hybrid indicators. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 184, p. 678-695, . (16/07931-8)
ALMEIDA, C. M. V. B.; MARIANO, M. V.; AGOSTINHO, F.; LIU, G. Y.; YANG, Z. F.; COSCIEME, L.; GIANNETTI, B. F.. Comparing costs and supply of supporting and regulating services provided by urban parks at different spatial scales. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, v. 30, n. B, SI, p. 236-247, . (16/07931-8)
GIANNETTI, BIAGIO F.; FARIA, LUCIANA; ALMEIDA, CECILIA M. V. B.; AGOSTINHO, FENI; COSCIEME, LUCA; LIU, GENGYUAN. Human-nature nexuses in Brazil: Monitoring production of economic and ecosystem services in historical series. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, v. 30, n. B, SI, p. 248-256, . (16/07931-8)
NERI, LAURA; COSCIEME, LUCA; GIANNETTI, BIAGIO F.; PULSELLI, FEDERICO M.. Imputing missing data in non-renewable empower time series from night-time lights observations. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, v. 84, p. 106-118, . (16/07931-8)

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