In research and collaborations under the international collaborative COMPON project (Comparing Climate Policy Networks), I lead the Brazilian team and produced the standardized survey instrument. An uncommon effort at producing standardized and thus comparable data from countries around the world, COMPON – a project under the Earth System Governance project – subsumes teams from over twenty countries, mainly from the Americas, Europe and Asia. The teams share and compare national news coverage- and social network data to identify and understand patterned dynamics and outcomes of climate policy and politics, including national and regional variations [33-35]. The Brazilian team has collected extensive survey data from 93 major stakeholders spanning organizations from government, industry, labor associations, and research and activist non-governmental groups.
Research under COMPON enriches my investigations of climate knowledge politics but also transcends it. Forthcoming publications explore (1) Brazil’s industry role in national climate policy, revealing to play a major – and underrecognized – role in restraining climate policy, and (2) how long-standing cultural and political traits shaped by the legacy of colonialism shape how scientific knowledge circulates and weighs in climate policy networks.