APPLYING SOCIAL AND PRACTICE BASED LEARNING THEORIES INTO THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE: assessing the private sector´s role in decarbonisation initiatives

Daniele Vieira do Nascimento


Climate change debates have for long underestimated the contributions from social sciences. Not only the research sphere but also, and most importantly, the policy sphere have in majority used natural sciences studies repertoires and reports into account rather than sociological assumptions about how we should take action in order to mitigate the problem. Assessing the role of the private sector in decarbonizing initiatives is a crucial step towards a more social based research on climate disorders. The learning literature applied to the managerial sciences can contribute a lot to this debate bringing interesting insights about how corporations develop and spread mitigation technologies and about how and/or whether it could be integrated into other regions in the globe.

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@ 2012 - PPGS - Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Sociologia da UFPE.

ISSN Impresso 1415-000X

ISSN Eletrônico 2317-5427