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Promoting climate change transformation with young people in Brazil: participatory action research through a looping approach

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Author(s):
Trajber, Rachel [1] ; Walker, Catherine [2] ; Marchezini, Victor [3] ; Kraftl, Peter [4] ; Olivato, Debora [3] ; Hadfield-Hill, Sophie [5] ; Zara, Cristiana [6] ; Monteiro, Shirley Fernandes [7]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Cemaden, Natl Early Warning & Monitoring Ctr Nat Disasters, Transit Sustainabil & Resilience Socioenvironm Di, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Manchester, Sustainable Consumpt Inst, Manchester, Lancs - England
[3] Cemaden, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Birmingham, Human Geog, Birmingham, W Midlands - England
[5] Univ Birmingham, Birmingham, W Midlands - England
[6] Univ Birmingham, Sch Geog Earth & Environm Sci, Birmingham, W Midlands - England
[7] Escola Estadual Paulo Virginio, Cachoeira Paulista, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: ACTION RESEARCH; v. 17, n. 1, SI, p. 87-107, MAR 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Amid research into the mounting social and environmental threats presented by climate change, young people's everyday experiences and knowledges are often overlooked, despite being the generation that will be most affected by climate change. We present a `looping' methodology, developed through collaborative work between two distinct but complementary research projects wherein young people in the Paraiba do Sul watershed, Sao Paulo state, Brazil shared their perspectives on (respectively) climate-related disasters and the food-water-energy nexus. The approach brings together the theoretical framings of citizen science and nexus thinking under the aegis of participatory action research, to identify points of mutual learning in relation to the knowledge, action and critique co-produced with young people. This `looping methodology' enables meta-analytic insights into how participatory action research, looped with other forms of action-oriented research, can enable young people and other protagonists to articulate and act upon the complex, multi-scalar processes that characterise what it means to live in uncertain social, political and environmental times. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/50226-0 - (Re)connect the nexus: young Brazilians' experiences of and learning about food-water-energy
Grantee:José Antônio Perrella Balestieri
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants