The human side of social technology for climate change mitigation and human development: the case of "efficient stoves" in Brazil

Cardoso Ventura, Andréa and Fernández García, Luz and Silveira Andrade, José Célio and Lumbreras Martin, Julio (2012). The human side of social technology for climate change mitigation and human development: the case of "efficient stoves" in Brazil. "International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development", v. 11 (n. 4); pp. 375-393. ISSN 1474-6778. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2012.050829.

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Title: The human side of social technology for climate change mitigation and human development: the case of "efficient stoves" in Brazil
Author/s:
  • Cardoso Ventura, Andréa
  • Fernández García, Luz
  • Silveira Andrade, José Célio
  • Lumbreras Martin, Julio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development
Date: 2012
ISSN: 1474-6778
Volume: 11
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Social technologies; climate change; human development; carbon market; technology human side; Brazil
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Carbon management has gradually gained attention within the overall environmental management and corporate social responsibility agendas. The clean development mechanism, from Kyoto Protocol, was envisioned as connecting carbon market and sustainable development objectives in developing countries. Previous research has shown that this potential is rarely being achieved. The paper explores how the incorporation of the human side into carbon management reinforces its contribution to generate human development in local communities and to improve the company's image. A case study of a Brazilian company is presented, with the results of the application of an analytical model that incorporates the human side and human development. The selected project is an "efficient stoves" programme. "Efficient stoves" are recognised in Brazil as social technologies. Results suggest that the fact that social technologies value the human side of the technology plays a key role when it comes to analysing the co-benefits of the project implementation.

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Item ID: 16699
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16699/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16699
DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2012.050829
Official URL: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijesd&year=2012&vol=11&issue=4
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Feb 2014 19:43
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:03
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