Research Launch | Climate Change and Public Perception in Brazil

March 9th at 10:30 am (BRT)

published in

29 de January de 2022

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Study co-conducted by ITS and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Many are the challenges posed by climate change and the Amazon fires, but what is the Brazilian population’s perception of these issues? In the view of the general public, who can contribute most to tackling these problems?

As this year’s elections approach, the climate agenda, which is one of Brazil’s greatest challenges in this century, has been put at the forefront of debate. Climate change can already be perceived through excess or lack of rainfall, water rationing, respiratory diseases, and the increase in energy prices. The climate agenda is crucial for the development of public policies, aiming at reducing the impacts and damages to the general population and, as such, it has already become part of the election agenda. Candidates and parties that fail to address this fact may find themselves at a disadvantage.

For the second consecutive year, ITS, in partnership with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and IPEC Inteligência, conducted a study with the participation of 2,600 respondents across the country. The national survey aimed to shed light on the Brazilian population’s concerns about the environment and has shown that consumers and voters have increasingly based their choices on environmental values.


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March 9th - 10:30 to 11:30 am (BRT) | Event in Portuguese with simultaneous translation

10:30 to 10:35 – Welcome, introduction and program description – Fabro Steibel, Executive Director of ITS

10:35 am to 10:50 am – Research presentation – Rosi Rosendo, director of intelligence and insights at Ipec

10:50 am to 11:00 am – Research interpretation – Sérgio Abranches, sociologist, writer and political commentator for CBN

11 am to 11:10 am – International context – Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

11:10 am to 11:25 am – Question from journalists

11:25 am to 11:30 am – Closing