Daniele Vieira stays as a guest short-term scholar during September and October at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). She will be working with Prof. Simone Pulver of the department of Environmental Studies, who was a guest at CliSAP last year and who collaborates with Prof. Anita Engels. Among other things, Prof. 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 will be working on her final research design and will 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), with the larger goal of explaining the private sector´s role in diffusing the FFV technology in Brazil. Daniele expects to profit by this exchange for the advancement of her thesis at this final stage.
CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".