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The Contribution of Community-Based Recycling Cooperatives to a Cluster of SDGs in Semi-arid Brazilian Peri-urban Settlements

  • Julia Lopes
  • Rafael Moraes Reis
  • Larisa Ho Bech Gaivizzo
  • Gabriela Litre
  • Saulo Rodrigues Filho
  • Carlos Hiroo Saito
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Abstract

This study focuses on how community recycling cooperatives in two peri-urban climate vulnerable hotspots, Juazeiro and Petrolina, located within the São Francisco River basin are scaling up the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). From the cooperatives’ activities, there is direct contribution to a cluster of SDGs, namely, SDG 5 (gender), SDG 6 (water and sanitation), SDG 7 (sustainable energy), SDG 11 (sustainable settlements), SDG 12 (ensuring sustainable consumption and production), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life in oceans), SDG 15 (life on land), and SDG 17 (partnerships). The main methods of data generation were interviews and field observations. It emerged that the significant contributions of community-based waste recycling cooperatives to scaling up SDG 12 implementation resulted in many direct and strong linkages with other SDGs as highlighted herein. This further opens up opportunities for policy cohesion and integration that may optimize positive externalities. To this end, we recommend that more of such activities be initiated in Brazil and, where possible, in other areas of the world leading to 2030.

Keywords

SDGs Waste management Recycling Cooperatives Socio-environmental security 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors thank the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Research Support Foundation of the Federal District (FAP-DF), and the Foundation for Space Science, Technology and Applications (FUNCATE). This work was supported by the Brazilian Research Network on Global Climate Change—Rede CLIMA (FINEP Grant 01.13.0353-00). The project leading to this work has received funding from INCT/Odisseia Observatory of Socioenvironmental Dynamics (Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate, Environmental and Demographic Changes) under the National Institutes of Science and Technology Program (Call INCT—MCTI/CNPq/CAPES/FAPs n.16/2014).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Lopes
    • 1
  • Rafael Moraes Reis
    • 1
  • Larisa Ho Bech Gaivizzo
    • 1
  • Gabriela Litre
    • 1
  • Saulo Rodrigues Filho
    • 1
  • Carlos Hiroo Saito
    • 1
  1. 1.Brazilian Research Network on Global Climate Change (Rede CLIMA)—Regional Development Subnetwork, Center for Sustainable DevelopmentUniversity of BrasiliaBrasiliaBrazil

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