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EXTREME EVENTS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION IN THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO

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Author(s):
Gabriela Marques Di Giulio [1] ; Roger Rodrigues Torres [2] ; Maria da Penha Vasconcellos [3] ; Diego R. G. C. Braga [4] ; Rosa Maria Mancini [5] ; Maria Carmen Lemos [6]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. School of Public Health. Department of Environmental Health - Brasil
[2] Universidade Federal de Itajubá - Brasil
[3] Universidade de São Paulo. School of Public Health. Department of Environmental Health - Brasil
[4] Universidade Federal do ABC - Brasil
[5] Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil
[6] University of Michigan. School for Environment and Sustainability - Estados Unidos
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ambiente & Sociedade; v. 22, 2019-12-02.
Abstract

Abstract In this paper, we analyze secondary data from surveys focusing on climate change and adaptation in Sao Paulo municipalities. The survey was completed by municipal actors who work in 332 of the 645 municipalities in the State. In this paper, we use a theoretical framework on urban climate governance, which highlights the role that local governments play in proposing strategies to deal with climate change, to present and discuss data related to: 1) the occurrence of extreme climatic events in these municipalities; 2) the impacts of these events; 3) local government actors’ perception about climate change; and 4) local actions and responses. Our analysis of these data significantly contributes to better understanding how cities in the most populous and economically developed state in Brazil perceive, respond and deal with climate change and what critical challenges hamper climate adaptation in these cities. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50313-8 - Governance, sustainability and climate issues in urban environment: the role of scientific knowledge and networks in building adaptive capacity to respond to climate impact
Grantee:Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants