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Climate Change in Santos Brazil: Projections, Impacts and Adaptation Options

  • Lucí Hidalgo Nunes
  • Roberto Greco
  • José A. Marengo
  • Presents an overview of decision making policies in coastal areas

  • Provides a unique insight into the case study of Santos, Brazil

  • Offers a historic view into the sea level rise, precipitation, temperature and storm frequency


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

  3. Current Environmental Patterns and Projections in the Study Area

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Lucí Hidalgo Nunes, Lincoln Muniz Alves, Eduardo Kimoto Hosokawa, José Antonio Marengo
      Pages 45-57
    3. Sin-Chan Chou, José A. Marengo, Adan J. Silva, André A. Lyra, Priscila Tavares, Celia Regina de Gouveia Souza et al.
      Pages 59-73
    4. Joseph Harari, Ricardo de Camargo, Celia Regina de Gouveia Souza, Lucí Hidalgo Nunes
      Pages 75-95
    5. Celia Regina de Gouveia Souza, Agenor Pereira Souza, Joseph Harari
      Pages 97-134
    6. Renan Braga Ribeiro, Alexandra Franciscatto Penteado Sampaio, Matheus Souza Ruiz, José Chambel Leitão, Paulo Chambel Leitão
      Pages 135-157
  4. Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Beatriz Barbi de Oliveira Santos, Lucí Hidalgo Nunes, Marcos Pellegrini Bandini
      Pages 161-175
    3. Antonio Carlos da Silva Oscar Júnior, Beatriz Barbi de Oliveira Santos, Eduardo Kimoto Hosokawa, Pamela Pereira de Araújo, José Marques Carriço
      Pages 177-199
    4. Thiago Bezerra Corrêa, Tiago Zenker Gireli, Vinícius de Carvalho Neiva Pinheiro
      Pages 221-242
  5. Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Vitor Baccarin Zanetti, Wilson Cabral de Sousa Júnior, Eduardo Kimoto Hosokawa
      Pages 245-251
    3. Fabiano de Araujo Moreira, Shona Paterson, Lucí Hidalgo Nunes, Mark Pelling
      Pages 253-267
    4. Débora M. de Freitas, Danielle Almeida de Carvalho, Eduardo Kimoto Hosokawa
      Pages 285-302

About this book


This book is the result of the project METROPOLE: An Integrated Framework to Analyse Local Decision Making and Adaptive Capacity to Large-Scale Environmental Change: Community Case Studies in Brazil, UK and the US, supported by the Belmont Forum-G8 Initiative Collaborative Research (Coastal Vulnerability, G8MUREFU3 2201-040).

The Project METROPOLE was designed to address some important challenges of our time: on one hand, how to reduce the risks from climate change in coastal areas, in view of safeguarding life, assuring the safety of assets and the maintenance of rich ecosystems; and on the other hand, how to improve the interaction between scientists, decision makers and population for a common goal, to prevent alarming projections of sea level rise from being realized.

This book focuses on the basis of the project which is anchored in the recognition of the importance of both dialogue and action on climate change involving different actors. Therefore, the participation of decision-makers, the population and representatives of civil and private organizations are key-elements in ensuring measures that might slow down, minimise or even restrict the perverse effects of climate change.


Metropole project Santos, São Paulo, Brazil Climate Change in coastal areas Sea level rise and global warming Extreme weather events in coastal areas Climate change adaptation and impacts

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucí Hidalgo Nunes
    • 1
  • Roberto Greco
    • 2
  • José A. Marengo
    • 3
  1. 1.SantosBrazil
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUNICAMP – Instituto de GeociênciasCampinasBrazil
  3. 3.National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN)São José dos CamposBrazil

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