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Governing Climate Change Risks: Subnational Climate Policies in Brazil

  1. Center for Environmental Studies and Research, University of Campinas, 13083-970 Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Version 1 : Received: 6 July 2016 / Approved: 7 July 2016 / Online: 7 July 2016 (10:54:49 CEST)

How to cite: Barbi, F.; Da Costa Ferreira, L. Governing Climate Change Risks: Subnational Climate Policies in Brazil. Preprints 2016, 2016070006 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0006.v1). Barbi, F.; Da Costa Ferreira, L. Governing Climate Change Risks: Subnational Climate Policies in Brazil. Preprints 2016, 2016070006 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0006.v1).

Abstract

Subnational governments play a key role responding to climate change risks in terms of policy strategies and instruments. This article analyzes how Brazilian municipal and state governments have developed and implemented public policies to mitigate and to adapt to climate change risks. We surveyed all cities’ and states’ climate policies within the country. The methodological approach includes five main points of analysis: 1. mitigation targets and intentions; 2. adaptation actions; 3. stakeholders’ participation; 4. policy implementation; 5. participation in networks related to climate change. Our results suggest that even though subnational climate policies in Brazil are isolated initiatives within the national context, they play an important role responding to climate change risks in different scales and levels. The strongest Brazilian policies with both mitigation and adaptation actions counted on previous mobilization for the climate issue involving different stakeholders from several segments of the society. These governments have also participated in transnational cooperation networks related to climate change.

Subject Areas

adaptation; Brazil; climate change policy; mitigation; risks

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