Title: Social interpretations on climate change in the Northeast of Brazil

Authors: Rômulo Lima Silva De Góis; João Vitor Gobis Verges

Addresses: Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies Doctoral Program (PDACPDS), Quinta da Torre, Campus Universitário, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal ' Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Mato Grosso – Campus Várzea Grande, Avenida Tiradentes (Lot Jd Manaíra), nº 1300 – Petrópolis – CEP 78144-424, Várzea Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Abstract: This paper proposes a critical discussion about social interpretations on climate change. The result of research on a doctoral thesis, aiming to discuss how social agents in the northeast of Brazil have interpreted climate change, and to outline current relevant policies. The methodology includes the analysis, review of bibliographic and the dialectical method was used as the guiding general methodology. Through field research and qualitative analysis of interviews with 59 key social agents. Data analysis was performed using the software MAXQDA 12. The results of the article are: the references show there is a trend for global warming to continue until the end of the 21st century, noticing this the social agents interviewed presented to us an overall concern about theme as a real phenomenon and the data shows a social reading of climate change that confirm the scope of its consequences and the need to address the problems that arise.

Keywords: sustainable development; climate narratives; environmental changes; climate impacts; social approach; risks notion.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2018.093823

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.4 No.2, pp.94 - 110

Received: 18 Dec 2017
Accepted: 13 Mar 2018

Published online: 23 Jul 2018 *

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