Anthropocene: Focus on Human Dimensions of Climate Change (Brazil, China and Mozambique)

Monday, 16 July 2018: 16:18
Oral Presentation
Leila FERREIRA, Campinas State University, Brazil
Fabiana BARBI, UNICAMP, Brazil
Izidro MUHALE, Campinas State University, Brazil
Human activities are central to the debate on global environmental changes, configured as unprecedented challenges to contemporary societies in the transition to the Anthropocene. This paper is part of the discussion on social political dimensions of climate change, focusing on the question of how society responds to the risks arising from these changes.

Within the understanding of the social and political dimensions of global environmental changes from the perspective of risk society and sociology of climate change this article aims to investigate the way in which Brazil, China and Mozambique have internalized the environmental issue, especially regarding climate change issues, analyzing three social spheres fundamentally present and relevant in this process: the governmental sphere, the scientific community and the organized civil society.

From a theoretical point of view, we propose an analysis able to foster the dialogue among environmental sociology, sociology of climate change and social theory and sustainability. In order to meet the objectives in this research different methods of research was adopted, including the analysis of primary and secondary data and sources, literature and documentary research, and semi-structured interviews with government officials, scientific agents and civil society organizations´ representatives relevant to the issues addressed in the project.