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Vulnerability of the Sao Paulo Macro Metropolis to Droughts and Natural Disasters: Local to Regional Climate Risk Assessments and Policy Responses

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Author(s):
Campello Torres, Pedro Henrique [1] ; Goncalves, Demerval Aparecido [2] ; Mendes de Almeida Collaco, Flavia [3] ; Lopes dos Santos, Kaue [1] ; Canil, Katia [4] ; Cabral de Sousa Junior, Wilson [5] ; Jacobi, Pedro Roberto [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Energia & Ambiente IEE, Div Cient Gestao Ciencia & Tecnol Ambiental, Av Prof Luciano Gualberto 1289, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Tecnol Aeronaut ITA, Engn Infraestrutura Aeronaut PG EIA, Praca Marechal Eduardo Gomes 50, BR-12228900 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Artes Ciencias & Humanidades EACH, Rua Arlindo Bettio 1000, BR-03828000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed ABC UFABC, Programa Posgrad Planejamento & Gestao Terr PGT, Ctr Engn Modelagem & Ciencias Sociais Aplicadas, Av Estados 5001, BR-09210580 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[5] Inst Tecnol Aeronaut, Nucleo Estudos Infraestrutura Ambiente & Sustenta, Div Engn Civil, 50 Vila Acacias, BR-12228900 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: SUSTAINABILITY; v. 13, n. 1 JAN 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The Sao Paulo Macro Metropolis (SPMM) is one of the richest and most inequitable regions of the Global South and is already experiencing the impacts of severe climate events. This study analyzes climate risk assessments and policy responses for this territory as well as its vulnerabilities. The Index of Vulnerability to Natural Disasters related to Droughts in the Context of Climate Change (IVDNS-acronym in Portuguese) was used to identify and select the most vulnerable municipalities in the SPMM. Following vulnerability analysis, the municipalities were subjected to risk analysis in the context of existing Brazilian legislation. The results indicate that, despite having positive capacities to respond to climate change, the analyzed municipalities are far from advancing from the status quo or taking the actions that are necessary to face future challenges in a climate emergency scenario. The results indicate that, despite being the most vulnerable to droughts and natural disasters, the cities analyzed are not the most vulnerable in the Sao Paulo Macro Metropolis from a socio-economic point of view. On the contrary, these are regions that could have a strong institutional capacity to respond to present and future challenges. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/03804-9 - Environmental governance of macrometropolis paulista in face of climate variability
Grantee:Pedro Roberto Jacobi
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/11987-7 - E-waste management facing the Sustainable Development Goals: the London, Accra and Sao Paulo case studies
Grantee:Kauê Lopes dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 19/05644-0 - Co-creation and urban sustainability transitions in São Paulo Macrometropolis: institutional diagnostics and environmental governance in the global south
Grantee:Pedro Henrique Campello Torres
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 17/22067-0 - 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)
Grantee:Kauê Lopes dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/06685-9 - New means of scientific cooperation for innovation in the Socio-environmental Governance of the Macrometropole Paulista
Grantee:Pedro Henrique Campello Torres
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate