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The environmental and economic impacts of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) processing in urban Global South urban: a comparative analysis between São Paulo Macrometropole (Brazil) and Greater Accra Region (Ghana)

Grant number: 17/22067-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal researcher:Pedro Roberto Jacobi
Grantee:Kauê Lopes dos Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Energia e Ambiente (IEE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/03804-9 - Environmental governance of macrometropolis paulista in face of climate variability, AP.PFPMCG.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):19/11987-7 - E-waste management facing the Sustainable Development Goals: the London, Accra and Sao Paulo case studies, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

The production of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has increased globaly throughout the 21st century, raising concerns in the scientific field about the impacts that the processing (recycling) of these materials can generate in the environment and the economy, especially in the South Global, where studies on the subject are still at an embryonic stage. The comparative study between São Paulo Macrometropole (Brazil) and Greater Accra Region (Ghana) is seen as a possibility to understand the different forms of processing this waste in countries that have distinct environmental legislation and economic organizations. In addition, the research theme proposed in this project contributes to and adds to the FAPESP Thematic Project "Environmental Governance of the Paulista Macrometropole in face of climatic variability", especially to Subproject 1: "Governance of Environmental Sanitation and Analysis of Vulnerabilities of the Paulista Macrometropole".

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)
CAMPELLO TORRES, PEDRO HENRIQUE; GONCALVES, DEMERVAL APARECIDO; MENDES DE ALMEIDA COLLACO, FLAVIA; LOPES DOS SANTOS, KAUE; CANIL, KATIA; CABRAL DE SOUSA JUNIOR, WILSON; JACOBI, PEDRO ROBERTO. Vulnerability of the Sao Paulo Macro Metropolis to Droughts and Natural Disasters: Local to Regional Climate Risk Assessments and Policy Responses. SUSTAINABILITY, v. 13, n. 1 JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
KÁTIA CANIL; ANDREA LAMPIS; KAUÊ LOPES DOS SANTOS. Vulnerabilidade e a construção social do risco: uma contribuição para o planejamento na macrometrópole paulista. Cadernos Metrópole, v. 22, n. 48, p. 397-416, Maio 2020.

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