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Urban growth, vulnerability and adaptation: social and ecological dimensions of climate change on the coast of São Paulo

Grant number: 08/58159-7
Support type:Research Program on Global Climate Change - Thematic Grants
Duration: June 01, 2009 - November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Demography
Cooperation agreement: CNPq - Pronex
Principal researcher:Lúcia da Costa Ferreira
Grantee:Lúcia da Costa Ferreira
Home Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
( Últimos )
Carlos Alfredo Joly ; Leila da Costa Ferreira
Pesquisadores principais:
( Antigos )
Daniel Joseph Hogan
Associated scholarship(s):13/04398-9 - Effects of atmospheric deposition in n use in Ombrophylous Dense Forest tree species Caraguatatuba, SP, BP.DR
12/16899-0 - Demarcations in crisis: the second Scientific Revolution and the 19th century science in Brazil, BP.PD
11/21242-7 - Governance in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo to face problems related to climate change, BP.DR
+ associated scholarships 11/01733-6 - Trajectories of cosmopolitanism, BP.DR
10/09558-6 - Climate variability and diarrheal diseases: patterns, vulnerability and trends in Caraguatatuba county - SP, BP.DR
10/11503-5 - Vulnerability of water supply, urban drainage and sanitation systems to climate change in the metropolitan area of Baixada Santista: adaptation challenges and prospects in Santos and São Vicente, BP.IC
10/08178-5 - Brazilian Coastal Zone population: demographic dynamics, risks, vulnerability and adaptation related to climate change, BE.PQ
10/10648-0 - Environmental global changes and public policies, BP.IC
09/17267-4 - Governing climate change at local level: risks and political responses, BP.DR
10/06532-6 - Climate change and socio-environmental vulnerability in coastal zones: modeling and simulation of urban occupation dynamics in the northern coast of São Paulo, BP.PD
09/12148-7 - Ecophysiology of nitrogen use in Ombrophylous Dense Forest tree species , Caraguatatuba, SP, BP.MS - associated scholarships


This project seeks to lay the groundwork for the long-term study of the environmental consequences of climate change on the Coast of Sao Paulo. It asks specific scientific questions about the spatial and demographic constraints which will condition adaptive response to climate change by coastal communities and local-regional governments; about the context of social conflict concerning the appropriation of the region's natural resources and the potential solutions this conflict may generate for resolving the new tensions introduced by climate change; about local and regional governmental actors' knowledge, concern and actions regarding climate change; and about the ecological changes which may occur as a consequence of climate change. While the project is a multi-method, multi-scale research program, which includes all 15 municipalities of the Sao Paulo Coast and Cubatão (socio-economically, geographically and ecologically an integral part of the region, but not directly on the Coast), much of the research will be centered in Caraguatatuba. There, large-scale infrastructure investments in extraction and transportation of offshore oil and gas, planned and now underway, will condition the range of possible mitigation measures, socio-demographic and ecological vulnerabilities and adaptive responses to climate change. While the research team which presents this project has a long history of cooperative research, the complex nature of climate change demands new levels of integration. In associating geospatial, demographic, political, cultural and ecological dimensions within a single project, we seek to advance in the construction of more appropriate paradigms of coupled social and ecological systems. Given its pioneering character, the project will also establish databases designed for future research. (AU)

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DAHER, CAROLINA DOS S.; IWAMA, ALLAN YU; FERREIRA, LUCIA DA C.; MAGRO, TERESA C. Does Public Policy Reduce the Number of Environmental Infractions in Protected Areas? A Case Study: Serra do Mar State Park, Brazil. NATURAL AREAS JOURNAL, v. 39, n. 4, p. 400-408, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALLAN YU IWAMA; MATEUS BATISTELLA; LÚCIA DA COSTA FERREIRA. Riscos geotécnicos e vulnerabilidade social em zonas costeiras: desigualdades e mudanças climáticas. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 17, n. 4, p. 251-274, Dez. 2014.
GABRIELA MARQUES DI GIULIO; SÍLVIA SERRAO-NEUMANN; JOSÉ EDUARDO VIGLIO; LÚCIA DA COSTA FERREIRA; DARRYL LOW CHOY. Propostas metodológicas em pesquisas sobre risco e adaptação: experiências no Brasil e na Austrália. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 17, n. 4, p. 35-54, Dez. 2014.
JULIANA SAMPAIO FARINACI; LEILA DA COSTA FERREIRA; MATEUS BATISTELLA. Transição florestal e modernização ecológica: a eucaliptocultura para além do bem e do mal. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 16, n. 2, p. -, Jun. 2013.

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