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The challenges of gender in the governance of climate change in Brazil: the case of São Paulo State

Grant number: 19/11515-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2020
Effective date (End): May 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Leila da Costa Ferreira
Grantee:Lígia Amoroso Galbiati
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The increase in global temperature is directly related to the high level of emission of greenhouse gases, byproducts of anthropic activity since the industrial period. This phenomenon will have ecological and social implications throughout the planet, defining a new geological age, the Anthropocene. Despite being a global process, the negative effects of these changes are not felt uniformly across the planet. The vulnerability and adaptive capacity of different populations to these impacts varies, with gender being an important category of analysis. The theoretical field that studies the relations between gender and environment emerged in the 1980s, having a reflex in the political field. In this work, an approach of Feminist Political Ecology will be used. This theoretical current inserts gender relations as a layer of analysis to be considered in these studies, focusing its questions on the power relations that permeate gender differences in their dynamics with the environment. The literature on climate change generally brings a focus to actions at national and international level, but for a proposal of effective solutions, it is necessary an approach that involves different sectors of society at different levels, among them, subnational governments, organized civil society groups, multilateral agencies, the private sector, research institutes. Thus, this paper aims to analyze how women participate in debates about climate change in two municipalities of the State of São Paulo (Campinas and Sorocaba) engaged in international cooperation networks between cities to climate problem, in line with the project "The challenge of climate change in Brazil: a multilevel analysis and multi-factors (The case of the State of São Paulo)", coordinated by Profa. Dr. Leila da Costa Ferreira. (AU)