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Environment and Society

The group is dedicated to studies that give weight to the adoption of solutions consistent with sustainable development, and to analyses of topics such as strategic environmental assessment, water governance, climate change, risk prevention and management, health and environment, social inclusion × exclusion, energy × food, and environmental justice.

The group has proposed the following research topics for 2014: ‘Solid Waste’ (in March) - discussions on the need to oppose the incineration responses; ‘Water Governance and Transparency’ - presentation of research results; ‘Environment and the Frontiers of Knowledge’ - interdisciplinary debates; ‘Environment and Post-Normal Science’ (in May) - visit of a researcher of the Dutch Environment Agency; ‘Climate Change’ - monitoring of the situation on controversial topics in Brazilian environment policy; ‘Innovation in Environmental Governance’ - various themes regarding government, productive sector and society; and meetings with authors of books on environmental issues.