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Vidas secas, do livro ao filme: estudo sobre o processo de adaptação; Barren lives, from book to film: study on the adaptation process

Bomfim, Julio Cesar Borges
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 02/05/2011 Português
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A dissertação Vidas secas, do livro ao filme se propõe a fazer um estudo da estrutura e da questão narrativa das obras Vidas secas, livro de Graciliano Ramos e do filme homônimo de Nelson Pereira dos Santos, levando-se em consideração as diferenças entre os dois meios, os fenômenos decorrentes da adaptação, as circunstâncias de produção e a distância temporal entre as duas obras. A adaptação é mais uma questão de diálogo e admiração do que de diferenças fundamentais entre os autores. Mais do que ser apenas a adaptação de uma obra-prima da literatura nacional, a leitura cinematográfica que Nelson Pereira dos Santos fez de Vidas secas de Graciliano Ramos quis também ser uma intervenção na conjuntura política contemporânea, nesse caso como parte do debate então vigente sobre a reforma agrária e a estrutura social brasileira na década de 1960. O que pretendemos com esta dissertação é, valendo-se de diversos embasamentos teóricos ligados aos Estudos Comparados e à Literatura Comparada, chegar a uma leitura analítica focada na compreensão da construção das duas formas narrativas de Vidas secas: romance (livro / narrativa original / linguagem literária) e filme (produto final de uma releitura audiovisual / linguagem cinematográfica; The dissertation Barren Lives...

Estandardização ou adaptação da comunicação em marketing internacional? : o caso português

Reis, Sónia Maria Santos da Costa
Fonte: Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão Publicador: Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em /02/2005 Português
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Mestrado em Marketing; In international marketing, the environment where marketing communication occurs is characterized by diversity - cultural, economic and social - being advertising the main communication tool to the global audience. The major issue for marketers dealing with the development of marketing strategies is whether to compete with uniform advertising messages or with specialized platforms designed to fulfil the different local requisites. This is a highly heated debate in communication in general and in advertising in particular, where academics and managers are still divided about the opportunities of using a standardized communication or an adapted one in local markets. Despite all that has been written there are few general conclusions and even less consensus. The main objective of this work is to gain a better understanding of the international communication in the Portuguese market through the characterization of communications strategies that are being actually run by multinationals present in Portugal. For this purpose it was developed a qualitative research in the five sectors with highest advertising investment in Portugal in 2003: Food, Personal Care, Communication and Equipments, Automobile and Drinks (Marktest). It was possible to conclude from the inquired multinational companies that they reveal a growing tendency to standardize their advertising at a regional level (European). The main motives are essentially economic...

Renova black toilet paper: The creation of a glocal market space

Costa, André Moreira Gomes da
Fonte: NSBE - UNL Publicador: NSBE - UNL
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em /01/2013 Português
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A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics; The aim of this study is to research how can an international marketing strategy be simultaneously standardized and adapted to export markets. Moreover, it reveals that this strategy is more appropriate than the contingency approach, considering the case of a firm with very little expression in the global marketplace. A single case-study based on the export venture of Renova Black toilet paper was developed. In addition to the analysis of secondary data, interviews were conducted with 3 Renova managers, 3 trade customers and 10 consumers. Findings suggest that an international marketing strategy simultaneously standardized and adapted to new export markets forms a good fit with the existence of limited resources, light structure and centralized decision making possible due to firms’ reduced size. This study presents important insights for managers of small players in the global marketplace attempting to boost the internationalization process. It also broadens our understanding on the standardization versus adaptation debate using a fresh perspective.

Designing Climate Change Adaptation Policies : An Economic Framework

Hallegatte, Stephane; Lecocq, Franck; de Perthuis, Christian
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
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Adaptation has long been neglected in the debate and policies surrounding climate change. However, increasing awareness of climate change has led many stakeholders to look for the best way to limit its consequences and has resulted in a large number of initiatives related to adaptation, particularly at the local level. This report proposes a general economic framework to help stakeholders in the public sector to develop effective adaptation strategies. To do so, it lays out the general issues involved in adaptation, including the role of uncertainty and inertia, and the need to consider structural changes in addition to marginal adjustments. Then, it identifies the reasons for legitimate public action in terms of adaptation, and four main domains of action: the production and dissemination of information on climate change and its impacts; the adaptation of standards, regulations and fiscal policies; the required changes in institutions; and direct adaptation actions of governments and local communities in terms of public infrastructure...

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change on the South Australian coast: a coastal community perspective

Button, C.; Harvey, N.
Fonte: Taylor & Francis Publicador: Taylor & Francis
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2015 Português
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Over the last 20 years the intergovernmental panel on climate change has produced a number of assessments on global climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. In 2009, the Australian government conducted its own assessment of climate change risks to the Australian coast. In South Australia, there has been progress in actions to address issues for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Of particular note are the South Australian policies on coast protection and new coastal development (1991), and coastal erosion, flooding and sea-level rise (1992). These state policies remain in place despite recent debate in the literature over global and regional rates and potential impacts of sea-level rise, which show sea-level rise is tracking at the upper end of projections. An increasing coastal population and a growing amount of coastal property and related infrastructure deemed ‘at risk’, is also creating pressure to review coastal policies nationwide. This paper presents an assessment of the vulnerability of the South Australian coast to the impacts of climate change from a biophysical perspective and incorporates primary research conducted into the public perceptions of risk, using data from sea change communities in regional South Australia. It investigates the social implications of...

Water and Climate Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin; Annex 1. Development of the Hydrologic Model for the Sava River Basin

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Report; Economic & Sector Work; Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study
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This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate trends. The purpose of the report is to: (i) assist stakeholders and decision makers in assessing and planning for the risks generated by climate change impacts on water resources; (ii) provide a basis for future plans and studies of adaptation to climate change impacts in the SRB; and (iii) stimulate cooperation and debate across the basin toward additional and more detailed studies on climate change impacts at the regional and basin scale. The SRB is projected to experience small increases in water use by the public water supply, industry, energy, and agricultural and irrigation sectors. However, it is widely expected that new hydropower plants (HPPs) will be constructed in the near future...

Water and Climate Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin; Annex 2. Guidance Note on Adaptation to Climate Change for Flooding

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Report; Economic & Sector Work; Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study
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This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate trends. The purpose of the report is to: (i) assist stakeholders and decision makers in assessing and planning for the risks generated by climate change impacts on water resources; (ii) provide a basis for future plans and studies of adaptation to climate change impacts in the SRB; and (iii) stimulate cooperation and debate across the basin toward additional and more detailed studies on climate change impacts at the regional and basin scale. The SRB is projected to experience small increases in water use by the public water supply, industry, energy, and agricultural and irrigation sectors. However, it is widely expected that new hydropower plants (HPPs) will be constructed in the near future...

Water and Climate Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin; Annex 4. Guidance Note on Adaptation to Climate Change for Navigation

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Report; Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study; Economic & Sector Work
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This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate trends. The purpose of the report is to: (i) assist stakeholders and decision makers in assessing and planning for the risks generated by climate change impacts on water resources; (ii) provide a basis for future plans and studies of adaptation to climate change impacts in the SRB; and (iii) stimulate cooperation and debate across the basin toward additional and more detailed studies on climate change impacts at the regional and basin scale. The SRB is projected to experience small increases in water use by the public water supply, industry, energy, and agricultural and irrigation sectors. However, it is widely expected that new hydropower plants (HPPs) will be constructed in the near future...

Water and Climate Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin; Annex 5 Guidance Note on Adaptation to Climate Change for Agriculture

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Report; Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study; Economic & Sector Work
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This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate trends. The purpose of the report is to: (i) assist stakeholders and decision makers in assessing and planning for the risks generated by climate change impacts on water resources; (ii) provide a basis for future plans and studies of adaptation to climate change impacts in the SRB; and (iii) stimulate cooperation and debate across the basin toward additional and more detailed studies on climate change impacts at the regional and basin scale. The SRB is projected to experience small increases in water use by the public water supply, industry, energy, and agricultural and irrigation sectors. However, it is widely expected that new hydropower plants (HPPs) will be constructed in the near future...

Water and Climate Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin; Annex 3. Guidance Note on Adaptation to Climate Change for Hydropower

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Report; Economic & Sector Work; Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study
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This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate trends. The purpose of the report is to: (i) assist stakeholders and decision makers in assessing and planning for the risks generated by climate change impacts on water resources; (ii) provide a basis for future plans and studies of adaptation to climate change impacts in the SRB; and (iii) stimulate cooperation and debate across the basin toward additional and more detailed studies on climate change impacts at the regional and basin scale. The SRB is projected to experience small increases in water use by the public water supply, industry, energy, and agricultural and irrigation sectors. However, it is widely expected that new hydropower plants (HPPs) will be constructed in the near future...

Water and Climate Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin; Annex 6. Guidance Note on Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Impacts in the Sava River Basin

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Report; Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study; Economic & Sector Work
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This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate trends. The purpose of the report is to: (i) assist stakeholders and decision makers in assessing and planning for the risks generated by climate change impacts on water resources; (ii) provide a basis for future plans and studies of adaptation to climate change impacts in the SRB; and (iii) stimulate cooperation and debate across the basin toward additional and more detailed studies on climate change impacts at the regional and basin scale. The SRB is projected to experience small increases in water use by the public water supply, industry, energy, and agricultural and irrigation sectors. However, it is widely expected that new hydropower plants (HPPs) will be constructed in the near future...

Party adaptation and change and the crisis of democracy

BARDI, Luciano; BARTOLINI, Stefano; TRECHSEL, Alexander H.
Fonte: Sage Publications Ltd Publicador: Sage Publications Ltd
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This article is the introduction to a special issue of articles written in honour of Peter Mair. The general theme of the issue is party adaptation and change, which is traced here through an analysis of contributions by Peter Mair as an individual author or with co-authors. The result is an assessment of the current state of the art of what can be cumulatively considered Peter Mair's theory of party adaptation and of the debate it has generated up to and including the contributions included in the special issue itself.

Pro-Poor Adaptation to Climate Change in Urban Centers : Case Studies of Vulnerability and Resilience in Kenya and Nicaragua

Moser, Caroline; Norton, Andrew; Stein, Alfredo; Georgieva, Sophia
Fonte: World Bank Publicador: World Bank
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Other Social Protection Study
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The objective of this economic sector work (ESW) is to address these gaps by piloting a methodology capable of quickly and cost-effectively introducing into adaptation planning processes an appreciation of the significance of climate change impacts for poor people in informal urban settlements. Specifically in the two case study sites (Mombasa in Kenya and Esteli in Nicaragua) sought to: a) make visible climate change impacts of various kinds on poor people; b) illustrate what poor households, small businesses and groups in communities are doing to cope with such climate change impacts (experienced as increasingly variable and capricious weather patterns); and c) identify how policy and institutional systems can best build on local realities to develop pro-poor urban climate change adaptation actions, particularly relating to resilience. The report introduces an asset-based framework to analyze the vulnerability of urban poor people to severe weather events whose frequency or intensity climate change may be increasing...

Inteligência : a teoria psicométrica e a adaptação dos subtestes verbais da escala WASI para o português brasileiro

Heck, Vanessa Stumpf
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Tipo: Dissertação Formato: application/pdf
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A presente Dissertação de Mestrado analisa o construto inteligência à luz da psicometria, bem como a adaptação dos subtestes verbais da Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence ou Escala de Inteligência Wechsler Abreviada (WASI) para a realidade brasileira. A avaliação da inteligência possui diversas concepções: psicométrica, desenvolvimentista e cognitivista. Sobre a concepção psicométrica, cabe dizer que o seu nascimento foi marcado pelo debate entre as ideias de Spearman (um fator geral da inteligência) e Thurstone (vários fatores). Essa dicotomia é representada no modelo Gf-Gc de Cattell, que sofreu posteriores modificações culminando numa posição intermediária, a teoria Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC). A evolução teórica da psicometria está diretamente relacionada com a testagem da inteligência. Nesse sentido, destaca-se a substituição do termo QI razão por QI de desvio, termo proposto por David Wechsler. Além dessa modificação conceitual, pesquisadores atentam para o crescente aumento nos escores de QI, fenômeno chamado efeito Flynn. Em decorrência da existência de diversas teorias psicométricas da inteligência, parece ser fundamental que o psicólogo se aproprie da fundamentação teórica de cada teste...

Evolution of adaptation mechanisms: adaptation energy, stress, and oscillating death

Gorban, A. N.; Tyukina, T. A.; Smirnova, E. V.; Pokidysheva, L. I.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 12/12/2015 Português
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In 1938, H. Selye proposed the notion of adaptation energy and published "Experimental evidence supporting the conception of adaptation energy". Adaptation of an animal to different factors appears as the spending of one resource. Adaptation energy is a hypothetical extensive quantity spent for adaptation. This term causes much debate when one takes it literally, as a physical quantity, i.e. a sort of energy. The controversial points of view impede the systematic use of the notion of adaptation energy despite experimental evidence. Nevertheless, the response to many harmful factors often has general non-specific form and we suggest that the mechanisms of physiological adaptation admit a very general and nonspecific description. We aim to demonstrate that Selye's adaptation energy is the cornerstone of the top-down approach to modelling of non-specific adaptation processes. We analyse Selye's axioms of adaptation energy together with Goldstone's modifications and propose a series of models for interpretation of these axioms. {\em Adaptation energy is considered as an internal coordinate on the `dominant path' in the model of adaptation}. The phenomena of `oscillating death' and `oscillating remission' are predicted on the base of the dynamical models of adaptation. Natural selection plays a key role in the evolution of mechanisms of physiological adaptation. We use the fitness optimization approach to study of the distribution of resources for neutralization of harmful factors...

The political ecology of state-led climate change adaptation: A study of labour-intensive agriculture from Turkey

Turhan, Ethemcan
Fonte: [Barcelona] : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Publicador: [Barcelona] : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Tipo: Tesis i dissertacions electròniques; info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em //2015 Português
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Hay un amplio reconocimiento sobre el hecho de que los cambios ambientales globales actuales no pueden ser entendidos, analizados y respondidos sin reconocer el rol de la globalización neoliberal en su misma perpetuación y exacerbación. El feedback y la superposición entre estos dos principales cambios globales llevan a dobles exposiciones, donde las vulnerabilidades se hacen irremisiblemente visibles y la intervención adaptativa para salvaguardar intereses políticos y económicos se convierte en imperativa. Los resultados de la investigación sobre este campo sugieren que las asimetrías de poder, los intereses particulares y diversos valores presentes en las políticas de adaptación al cambio climático y el desarrollo nacional son decisivas en la elección de unos u otros caminos de adaptación. Estos caminos, cargados también de valores morales, pueden limitar las políticas nacionales a soluciones técnicas y de gestión, al minusvalorar las medidas políticas de redistribución social y por lo tanto ocluir el debate político sobre imaginarios futuros alternativos. Basándose en tres estudios empíricos sobre la agricultura de trabajo intensivo en Turquía, esta tesis explora cómo las intervenciones adaptativas dirigidas por el Estado configuran las vulnerabilidades...

Adaptação intercultural: em busca de um modelo analítico; Intercultural adaptation: in the search of an analytical method

Silva, Marcel Vieira Barreto
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; Avaliado pelos pares Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 23/12/2012 Português
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Este artigo busca apresentar um debate teórico no campo dos estudos de adaptação, a fim de introduzir o conceito de adaptação intercultural e de propor um modelo analítico para esse tipo de investigação. Com isso, o texto pretende avançar nas discussões históricas sobre fidelidade/espírito da obra, a partir da elaboração de categorias formais capazes de demonstrar, na materialidade estilística de texto-fonte e filme adaptado, as transformações resultantes do processo adaptativo em que livro e filme pertencem a matrizes culturais diversas. Por fim, utilizaremos alguns exemplos de Shakespeare no cinema brasileiro para demonstrar a validade analítica das categorias propostas.; This paper intends to present a theoretical discussion in the field of adaptation studies, aiming to introduce the concept of intercultural adaptation and to propose an analytical model for this kind of investigation. With this, the text wants to advance the historical discussions about fidelity/ spirit of the work, by elaborating formal categories capable to demonstrate, in the stylistic materiality of the source-text and the adapted film, the transformations resultant of the adaptive process in which the book and the movie belong to different cultural patterns. At last...

Capacitando a adaptação à mudança climática em áreas urbanas: uma abordagem de governança local; Enabling climate change adaptation in urban areas: a local governance approach doi:10.5007/1807-1384.2010v7n2p241; Capacitando la adaptación al cambio climático en áreas urbanas: un enfoque de gobernabilidad local

Martins, Rafael D'Almeida; Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP); Ferreira, Leila da Costa; Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Publicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; estudos de caso; revisão conceitual; pesquisa exploratória; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 15/12/2010 Português
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2010v7n2p241A mudança climática tornou-se o centro do debate público nos últimos anos. Cidades e áreas urbanas são vulneráveis aos impactos da mudança climática. Metade da população mundial vive em áreas urbanas e em 2050 essa proporção deverá aumentar ainda mais segundo estatísticas recentes. Além disso, mais de 80 por cento das cidades estão localizadas no litoral e próximas a rios, tornando-as predispostas ao aumento de tempestades, inundações e elevação do nível do mar. Os governos locais desempenham um papel importante na implementação de políticas de mudança climática. A evidência empírica mostra que esses governos aparecem muitas vezes como atores importantes coordenando, facilitando e implementando ações relativas à mudança do clima sozinhos ou em parceria com diferentes atores. Este artigo revisa a literatura sobre cidades e mudança climática e explora os elementos que permitem que os governos locais empreendam ações na direção da adaptação em relação à mudança climática. Também se discute os riscos e a vulnerabilidade das áreas urbanas com foco na implementação de estratégias de adaptação. Fatores como a boa governança, instituições democráticas e participativas e a disponibilidade de diferentes tipos de recursos...

Spending adaptation money wisely

Fankhauser, Samuel; Burton, Ian
Fonte: Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Publicador: Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Tipo: Monograph; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em /01/2011 Português
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The discussions about adaptation finance have mostly been about process: how money should be raised and how adaptation spending should be governed and monitored. This paper seeks to move the focus of the debate back towards the substance of adaptation by asking what “good adaptation” in developing countries would look like. We argue that the best use of funds in the short term may be for “soft”, or less tangible developmental activities that increase adaptive capacity. Building a minimum level of adaptive capacity everywhere is central to efficient, effective and equitable adaptation and yields immediate benefits irrespective of future climate regimes. We discuss a number of operational challenges in delivering this kind of adaptation, including a preoccupation with additionality – which makes the integration of adaptation and development harder – and a preference for “concrete” and more readily visible adaptation projects. We leave open the question of whether and how the adaptation regime that is emerging from the Cancun Agreements will be able to deliver wise adaptation decisions, but our analysis recognizes that further institutional development is required.

Ethiopian students’ relationship with their environment: implications for environmental and climate adaptation programmes

Campbell, Eleanor; Skovdal, Morten; Campbell, Catherine
Fonte: Routledge Publicador: Routledge
Tipo: Article; PeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 04/07/2013 Português
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Historically the voices of young people have been excluded from research and debates about how to respond to environmental degradation and climate change. To include the perspectives of young people in the climate change and adaptation debate, we conducted a Photovoice and draw-and-write project with 29 school students in Ethiopia, through which students were given a platform to explore their social representations of the environment. Thematic analysis of our findings suggested that young people have a deep appreciation of the moral, health-related and economic importance of the environment, a commitment to preserving it and a sense of responsibility and agency in relation to contributing to this preservation. Students saw environmental degradation as reversible, through a combination of commitment by themselves, local government and the global community. We conclude by discussing ways our findings might best be taken up in school-level programmes to strengthen youths’ existing social networks for the consolidation of ‘green’ identities, action and activism.