Overview of INCLINE activities

We regularly promote events (e.g., courses, workshops, series of debates), which include the participation of renowned scientists and experts in the area of Climate Change. We frequently invite specialized journalists to mediate discussions in workshops, which helps to disseminate information and knowledge to the public. Students are regular participants in all events, improving their training and qualification in an interdisciplinary context.

We also promote and contribute to the training and qualification of human resources. This is mostly done via scientific initiation (IC) projects for undergraduate students and via Master and PhD projects for graduate students. These students will likely be future leaders and employees in agencies, companies, departments of governance and several other sectors involved with global changes initiatives.

INCLINE has already produced hundreds of publications in peer reviewed journals between its members, in addition to books, book chapters and technical reports. The lead professors and researchers of INCLINE often concede interviews to the media, further disseminating to the general public the latest advances and state of the art of their ongoing research.

Next is a selection of some activities organized by INCLINE:

Workshop on Mega-Cities Climate Adaptation: assessing impacts and building capacity

  • Review climate adaptation in megacities by synthesizing knowledge and techniques from different areas of expertise;
  • Review ways of adaptation in the city of São Paulo using the diversity of knowledge, actions and policies;
  • Exchange ideas and strengthen the collaboration between USP and UMich;
  • Target audience: groups with a strong influence on decision-making processes (public agents, academics, journalists).
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    International Academic Meeting: Cities, Energy and Sustainability - Germany's experience

    Germany strives to replace conventional energy production (nuclear energy, coal, oil) for renewable energy (“energy-turn” challenge).

  • Many of the practical examples are found in cities (use of renewable energies in urban development and planning);
  • Management of solid waste and water, protection of land use;
  • Invited Speaker: Prof. Dr. Stephan Tomerius - his research involves the analysis of strategies and tools in the urban level that can contribute to the sustainability of cities.
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    Seminar on Climate Change: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation

    Following the publication of the IPCC WG2 Executive Summary (Oct/2013), this seminar discussed:

  • The Brazilian participation in the IPCC AR5 WG2;
  • Results presented in recent PBMC reports;
  • Social and economic impacts of the current global warming and its consequences and implications for Climate Change.
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    IWRM as a tool for adaptation to Climate Change

    This Workshop discussed:

  • Introduction to water resources management and Climate Change;
  • Causes and impacts of Climate Change;
  • Development strategy and adaptation plan;
  • Impacts of Climate Change on water use sectors;
  • Dealing with uncertainties;
  • Instruments and measures for adaptation;
  • Adapting to Climate Change with IWRM;
  • Exercises - planning a seminar and developing training skills.
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    Interdisciplinary workshop on adaptation

    Debates and results produced in these workshops are enriched by integrating professionals from different areas and backgrounds.

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    Interdisciplinary workshop on vulnerability

  • Collaborative construction of concepts directly related to Climate Change;
  • Promote networking between members;
  • Promote reflections on fundamental themes while strengthening the research group.
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