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Bridging the gap between will and action on climate change adaptation in Brazilian cities - lessons and challenges

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 12.00PM to 1:30 PM

Speaker(s): Prof. Gabriela Marques Di Giulio

In this talk, Gabriela will focus on three perspectives regarding climate adaptation and governance in Brazil, considering some challenges around bridging the gap between will and action on climate adaptation in Brazilian cities. First, Gabriela will discuss some critical aspects for advancing adaptation in large Brazilian cities. Then, Gabriela will present an index developed by our research team that cities can use to assess their current adaptive capacity in a realistic way. Finally, Gabriela will reflect on some points regarding the usefulness and the usability of produced knowledge for climate adaptation. I will discuss those perspectives based on recent results of the CiAdapta Project that seeks to engage an interdisciplinary research team in analyses of how climate impacts affect many aspects of urban systems, and how the governments of Brazilian cities are coping with public policies and actions for adaptation.

Gabriela Di Giulio is Associate Professor at Environmental Health Department, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo (USP-Brazil), and visiting researcher at Department of Politics, University of York. Her research areas include human dimension of climate change; crises, risks and uncertainties; science-policy-communication interactions; global health and sustainability.

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Location: Online event

Admission: Everyone welcome