ID Artigo: 951
Titulo: Vulnerability to climate change in Brazil: Mapping adaptation strategies, key policies and assessing gaps
Resumo: This ongoing study conducts a critical review of scientific research and government programs on adaptation, vulnerability and risk in Brazil. Our mapping outlines the key players, as well as main concepts, goals and methods used in government programs, scientific models, and strategies for adapting to climate change in the Brazilian context. Based on interviews and surveys, we assessed to what extent research on climate adaptation is involved with civil defense, emergency services, and social movements concerned with social and environmental vulnerabilities. Our preliminary results show that while there is willingness to join efforts with civil society, adaptation strategies on the ground tend to be diluted in other programs and policies, rather than being mainstreamed. Thus, strategies aimed explicitly at adaptation are few and far between and the country still lacks a cross-sectoral approach to adaptation drawing together research organizations, line ministries, civil defense, environmental health agencies, and civil society organizations.