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Resilience and sustainability nexus in metropolitan contexts: intersectoral synergies from public policies

Grant number: 16/25375-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): June 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Leandro Luiz Giatti
Grantee:Alberto Matenhauer Urbinatti
Host Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/50132-6 - Resilience and vulnerability at the urban nexus of food, water, energy and the environment (ResNexus), AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):18/12155-2 - The rationality of water-energy-food nexus: uncertainties in urban governance, BE.EP.DR


In the context of climate change challenges the provision and interdependence of water, energy and food services (urban nexus) for cities involve different actors in a process of governance and public policy formulation. This project seeks to understand how public policies can promote synergies between different sectors towards the urban nexus in metropolitan regions. The main hypothesis is that there are several alternatives in public policies, not necessarily associated at first sight with sustainability or climate change, which can create new possibilities for resilience. In this way we intend to investigate the cases of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, from the municipalities of São Paulo and Guarulhos, and the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, from Rio de Janeiro and São Gonçalo. The aim is to contribute to the identification of new possibilities for strategic actions and responses to scarcity and vulnerability in Brazilian metropolis, which are characterized by alternatives and synergies between the components of the nexus. Finally, this study aims to contribute to the Department of Environmental Health of the School of Public Health of USP, also to the Incline (Nucleus to support USP research on climate change) and, in addition, will be an integral part of the FAPESP Thematic Project Resilience And vulnerability at the urban Nexus of food, water, energy and the environment (ResNexus) - international cooperation (Brazil, Netherlands and United Kingdom) - coordinated by Prof. Leandro Giatti. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(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)
GIATTI, LEANDRO LUIZ; URBINATTI, ALBERTO MATENHAUER; DE CARVALHO, CAROLINA MONTEIRO; BEDRAN-MARTINS, ANA MARIA; DE OLIVEIRA SANTOS, IZABELA PENHA; HONDA, SIMONE OMORI; FRACALANZA, ANA PAULA; JACOBI, PEDRO ROBERTO. Nexos de exclusão e desafios de sustentabilidade e saúde em uma periferia urbana no Brasil. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 35, n. 7, . (16/17874-1, 15/21311-0, 16/25375-5, 15/50132-6)
URBINATTI, ALBERTO MATENHAUER; DALLA FONTANA, MICHELE; STIRLING, ANDY; GIATTI, LEANDRO LUIZ. 'Opening up' the governance of water-energy-food nexus: Towards a science-policy-society interface based on hybridity and humility. Science of The Total Environment, v. 744, p. 10-pg., . (16/25375-5, 19/12804-3, 18/21362-1, 18/12155-2, 15/03804-9)
URBINATTI, ALBERTO MATENHAUER; BENITES-LAZARO, LIRA LUZ; DE CARVALHO, CAROLINA MONTEIRO; GIATTI, LEANDRO LUIZ. The conceptual basis of water-energy-food nexus governance: systematic literature review using network and discourse analysis. JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, v. 17, n. 2, SI, p. 21-43, . (16/25375-5, 15/50132-6, 17/17796-3)
PEDRO HENRIQUE CAMPELLO TORRES; ALBERTO MATENHAUER URBINATTI; CARLA GOMES; LUÍSA SCHMIDT; ANA LIA LEONEL; SANDRA MOMM; PEDRO ROBERTO JACOBI. Justiça climática e as estratégias de adaptação às mudanças climáticas no Brasil e em Portugal. Estudos avançados, v. 35, n. 102, p. 159-176, . (16/25375-5, 18/02464-8, 19/18462-7, 18/06685-9, 19/05644-0, 18/12245-1)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
URBINATTI, Alberto Matenhauer. Nexus of sustainability and intersectoriality: public policies in urban peripheries. 2020. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP/CIR) São Paulo.

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