Among other things, Simone Pulver develops research about the engagement of non-state actors, such as firms, in climate change politics. She also works about organizational responses to climate change in Brazil and India.
During the two-month stay, Daniele Vieira will be working on the final research design of her doctoral thesis. She will also explore her second field trip data results in order to evaluate how mitigation occurred in the Brazilian auto industry through the advent of flex-fuel vehicles (FFV) – a type of vehicle that is able to use ethanol as well as gasoline. Her larger goal is to explain the private sector´s role in diffusing the FFV technology in Brazil. Daniele Vieira expects to profit by this exchange for the advancement of her thesis at this final stage.