Lia Vasconcelos

Lia Vasconcelos
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa | NOVA · Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

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The Emc2 project 'Explorar Matos de Camarinha da Costa': from environmental awareness to the recovery of a declining population of Corema album (L.) D. Don Coastal habitats with endemic plants - i.e. plants that exist only there and nowhere else on Earth- such as the white crowberry (Corema album (L.) D. Don 1830) which is an Iberian endemism, are...
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A percepção de valor pelos participantes em iniciativas colaborativas é importante para seus desdobramentos e sucesso. Buscando conhecer a avaliação dos stakeholders quanto ao Projeto MARGov, o presente artigo aplicou análise de conteúdo ao texto de 17 entrevistas. A partir do cruzamento de categorias temáticas com categorias avaliativas inspiradas...
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Marine litter has been considered one of the most serious global challenges, requiring urgent action by governmental bodies, especially in African Small Island Developing States (SIDS), where resources and research are limited. In addition to this, waste management and environmental education and ocean literacy programs in schools are scarce, with...
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Ambassadors for Biodiversity (EmBio) is an ocean literacy research project that contributes to the improvement of literacy on marine and coastal biodiversity, namely encompassing the areas covered by the Natura 2000 Network, by promoting coastal and oceanic resources conservation and natural and cultural values preservation of the Portuguese wester...
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In this chapter, the authors, dealing with an uncertain and complex context, defend that socio-ecological literacy is crucial for societal evolution since it contributes to changes in attitudes and behaviors, and, as a consequence, it promotes society transformation. This can be accomplished through Social Labs (SL), carefully designed and professi...
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O artigo focaliza a avaliação dos stakeholders quanto ao Projeto MARGov - Governança Colaborativa de Áreas Marinhas Protegidas, desenvolvido na região de Sesimbra, Portugal. A participação social é requisito para a sustentabilidade, mas o engajamento dos stakeholders é condicionado pela percepção do valor e dos resultados dos esforços coletivos. A...
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As especificidades dos conflitos ambientais (globalmente considerados e abarcando genericamente disputas territoriais, urbanísticas ou de cariz estritamente ambiental) têm revelado que os mecanismos institucionalizados de resolução de litígios nem sempre dão a resposta adequada a este tipo de conflitualidade. A mediação, através de procedimentos f...
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Montado is a savannah-like cultural landscape characteristic of the western Iberian Peninsula that is of high ecological and socio-economic value. Montado sites provide a multitude of services including materials (mostly valuable cork), food for free-ranging livestock, agricultural products, game, and tourism. Several stakeholders operate at variou...
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Collective engagement and inclusiveness have been in growing demand particularly within the context of managing natural resources. Here, a natural and a social scientist report on a case that the two have participated over the past decade, supported by a transdisciplinary evaluation framework. With the aid of a boundary scientist external to the pr...
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O Curriculum Trivium, desenvolvido por Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, propõe uma nova visão para os processos educativos enraizada na humanização dos espaços escolares. Neste artigo discute-se o processo do desenvolvimento deste currículo no seio de duas pequenas comunidades urbanas além mar, situadas na Costa de Caparica - Portugal. Ressalta-se as dinâmicas...
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O Projeto Emc2 'Explorar Matos de Camarinha da Costa' promove atividades de aprendizagem na natureza sobre a riqueza da flora costeira. As atividades ‘Visita de Estudo’ e ‘Botânica e Arte’ centradas na camarinha - Corema album (L.) D. Don -realçam o valor das plantas endémicas. Este livro disponibiliza várias Fichas para futuro uso por qualquer org...
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Project Emc2 ‘Exploring White crowberry Coastal Habitats’ promotes outdoor learning activities about coastal flora richness. ‘Outdoor Visit’ and 'Botany and Art' activities focused on white crowberry – Corema album (L.) D. Don - highlight endemic plants value. This book contains several activity worksheets for future use by any interested organizat...
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Background: Green jobs, being in line with the goals of sustainable development, promote "smart, sustainable and inclusive growth", ensure a healthy functioning of Earth's ecosystems and guarantee decent work for all workers and high levels of workers' health. Objective: Assessing whether green jobs protect and promote the health of workers and,...
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Emc2 Project environmental coastal education project was designed to promote outdoor experiential learning about White crowberry plants - Corema album (L.) D. Don (an Iberian endemic plant). Project had the support of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), through the strategic project UID/MAR/04292/2013 granted to MARE - Centro de Ciências do...
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Collective engagement and inclusiveness have been in growing demand particularly within the context of managing natural resources. Here, a natural and a social scientist report on a case that the two have participated over the past decade, supported by a transdisciplinary evaluation framework. With the aid of a boundary scientist external to the pr...
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Marine litter is a global challenge and society plays an important role via lifestyles and behaviour, including policy support. We analysed public perceptions of marine litter and contributing factors, using data from 1133 respondents across 16 European countries. People reported high levels of concern about marine litter, and the vast majority (95...
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Este artigo aborda um projeto de literacia oceânica e costeira e educação ambiental denominado como “Conhecer para Preservar – Embaixadores pela Biodiversidade” que decorre no âmbito da candidatura elaborada pela Câmara Municipal de Torres Vedras e pela Câmara Municipal da Lourinhã ao Programa Operacional Sustentabilidade e Eficiência no Uso de Rec...
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Nowadays society water represents both, an opportunity and a threat, the greatest strength and the greatest wealth of society. Water is the key for conservation and environmental management. Different tools support sustainable management and conservation of natural resources. A possible way is to implement active and collaborative public participat...
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Objective: This study aimed to develop a methodological tool to analyze and monitor the green jobs in the context of Occupational Health and Safety. Methods: A literature review in combination with an investigation of Occupational Health Indicators was performed. The resulting tool of Occupational Health Indicators was based on the existing info...
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Environmental Mediation allows, besides formal participation, true collaborative decision making as well as prevention and resolution of conflicts. This paper analyses the advantages of mediation applied in environmental and territorial planning conflicts (Mediação Ambiental e Sócio‑Territorial – MAST ) following the requirements of the Portuguese...
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This article drawn from a case study conducted between 2011 and 2015 explores the concept of potential resilience in the Portuguese Navy during the financial shock occurred in Portugal (2011). Theoretical and empirical research aimed at developing a potential diagnostic tool for capturing echoes resilience is designed to map resiliency potential ec...
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The study was developed in a sample of 250 individuals (n=250) over 18 years of age who were eligible voters in Portugal, and aimed primarily to evaluate citizens’ opinions of the public participation context of environmental and spatial planning, considering two points, (1) who should be involved in the decision-making process, and (2) during whic...
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Neste artigo, elaborado a partir de um estudo de caso realizado entre 2011 e 2015, explora-se o conceito de resiliência potencial na Marinha portuguesa durante o choque orçamental ocorrido em Portugal (2011). O trabalho teórico e empírico orientado para o desenvolvimento de um instrumento de diagnóstico de resiliência potencial por captação de ecos...
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Contemporary society faces complex, uncertain and global risks. The extensive scientific literature is not consensual about the concept of risk or the relevance of its perception by the populations, their level of preparedness or the ways they deal with risk and disaster situations. Assuming that better prepared societies face risk situations more...
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This story is about a decisive moment in our project MARGov, a mediation process financed by the Gulbenkian/Oceanarium Award Competition for Sustainable Governance of the Oceans in September 2008. Our project idea was to design and conduct a mediation able to address the conflict involving all interested stakeholders in Sesimbra. We wanted to creat...
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A discussão proposta neste artigo fundamenta-se nas dinâmicas socioeconômicas e culturais emergentes em pequenas comunidades locais após o desenvolvimento do projeto educacional científico transdisciplinar Fronteiras Urbanas, desenvolvido na cidade da Costa de Caparica, em Portugal. De fato, partimos deste ponto para partilhar e aguçar uma discussã...
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Public participation is a mainstay of democracy. However, the ways in which it can be understood inevitably influence the achievement of the goals that preside over any public policy. Literature argues that the drawbacks of citizen participation are directly related to the level of trust in governmental institutions and in politicians. The present...
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Literature argues that there is a relationship between citizen knowledge concerning laws and legal instruments and the level of public participation related to environmental and spatial planning policies, referring that the normative ignorance prevents citizens to fully exercise their rights. In this paper, the authors characterize the knowledge of...
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Education assumes a central key role for the adequate functioning of democratic systems, and therefore as a way to better choices and sustainable development. The study was conducted on a sample of 250 subjects (N=250), of both genders, and aimed to 1) evaluate whether citizens’ education level influences or not on their participation in environmen...
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In Western European societies and over the last few decades, the state has experienced a deep transformation triggered by globalization and a surfeit of neoliberal reforms (Bellamy and Palumbo 2010). A core feature of this transformation has been the shift from 'govern-ment' to 'governance' (Rhodes 1997; Pierre 2000). Broadly speaking, this change...
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Education for Environmental Citizenship is central to nature and biodiversity conservation, promoting environment and nature preservation by citizens. But, for this to happen citizens must be aware of the natural resources and the importance of their involvement in their protection. In the MARGov project the multigenerational approach, the developm...
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This contribution summarizes the main concerns presented by experts at a conference held in Lisbon in January 2015 to discuss the developing Portuguese legal framework for MSP and lists the suggestions that were correspondingly offered on how to improve the proposed framework.
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Resumo Um dos princípios fundamentais da mediação é a confidencialidade das informações que o mediador e os mediados adquirem durante todo o processo. Se é certo que os participantes em mediação podem sempre acordar a previsão e gestão desta regra, a verdade é que numa mediação ambiental, cujas sessões se caracterizam pela sua maior duração tempora...
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The definition of management actions in natural resource management requires the integration of all types of knowledge involved. An appropriate approach for such a challenge is the ideal of transdisciplinarity. A transdisciplinary process can be considered “consultative” when knowledge is simply gathered and collated, or “participatory” when knowle...
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As ondas do mar nas zonas costeiras são um recurso potenciador de actividades desportivas com elas relacionadas (surf, paddle surf, skymboard, bodyboard, kitesurf, windsurf entre outros). Como tal a promoção estratégica dos desportos de ondas é uma oportunidade para o litoral, assegurando a sua sustentabilidade, e a sua governância é fundamental pa...
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This paper aims to report the methodology used to collaboratively construct a governance model for the management of the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park, within the Project MARGov – Collaborative Governance of Marine Protected Areas (http://margov.isegi.unl.pt). The work developed was supported by an extensive documental and conceptual research...
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Mais do que um projeto, o MARGov – Governância Colaborativa de Áreas Marinhas Protegidas (margov.isegi.unl.pt) – consistiu no desenvolvimento de um diálogo colaborativo envolvendo os atores chave do Parque Marinho Professor Luiz Saldanha, na Arrábida. Este projeto apostou num modelo de governância colaborativa, em que cada parceiro se tornou um age...
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Education for Environmental Citizenship is key to nature and biodiversity conservation, promoting environment and nature preservation by citizens. But, for thus to happen citizens must be aware of the natural resources and the importance of their involvement in their protection. Therefore, educate the new and older generation citizens was a focus o...
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In a world of increasing complexity and international cross-border dynamics, spatial planning becomes insecure and vulnerable by conflicts. In complex decisions (e. g. site localization of stations, airports or bridges and all types of requalification of neighbourhoods) the probability, that there will be an obvious, consensual technical solution t...
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tiago.oliveira@isegi.unl.pt), Paulo Raposeiro 1 (praposeiro@fct.unl.pt), Marco Painho 2 (painho@isegi.unl.pt), and Lia Vasconcelos 1 (ltv@fct.unl.pt) Resumo: As instituições públicas têm fomentando a prática e exercício de actividades de participação pública, como uma forma de promover um maior envolvimento e interacção dos cidadãos nos processos d...
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MARGov Project - http://margov.isegi.unl.pt – aims to contribute to the conservation of the biological and cultural diversity of the Marine Park Professor Luiz Saldanha, in Arrábida, through a collaborative governance model turning each partner into a changing agent in the sustainable management of that marine protected area. The objective is to de...
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A fraca governância e escassa participação dos actores locais na gestão das Áreas Mari-nhas Protegidas (AMP) são uma barreira importante à sustentabilidade dos oceanos. As causas residem na ausência de um acor-do social sobre conservação e uso dos recur-sos marinhos e na fraca articulação entre entidades com diferentes competências e legitimidade....
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Este artigo tem como objetivo desenvolver um estudo dos impactos da sobre-exploração dos recursos hídricos superficiais e subterrâneos na Ilha de Santiago, Cabo Verde. São analisados os conflitos socioambientais que se desenvolvem à volta das águas subterrâneas e a construção de políticas públicas, assim como as questões dominantes nestes contextos...
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A fraca governância e a escassa participação dos actores locais na gestão das Áreas Marinhas Protegidas (AMP) são uma barreira importante à sustentabilidade dos oceanos. As causas residem na ausência de um acordo social sobre conservação e uso dos recursos marinhos e na fraca articulação entre entidades com diferentes competências e legitimidade. O...
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Started in 2008, the MARGov project proposes to build a Model of Collaborative Governance for Marine Protected Areas (MPA), using as a case study the Marine Park Luiz Saldanha (MPLS), Sesimbra, Portugal. The project works through an eco-social dialogue supported by active participation and aims to empower the local communities making them active ag...
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Public participation in water management emerged out of the French experience and was structured on the basis of the basin committees. However, participation in the French system has evolved during the last 40 years and presents today a set of differences in participation strategy, result of a long process of active involvement of the society, in t...
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Distinct mitigation measures are established, mainly for the local relocated population, resulting from the evaluation of the environmental impacts of the dams. In regions of water scarcity, at least during parts of the year, small farmers impacted by the dam go through a restructuring of the productive system and ways of life, moving from a situat...
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Water management entered the 21st century unresolved despite being a key resource for survival of humanity. Though considerable attention and advancement occur in its management this resource is still far from achieving sustainable management. In this paper the authors, out of the work of two funded CNPq projects and the work of Veiga (2007), refle...
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This paper explores the advantages of using visual methodologies to understand the urban cultural landscape, focusing on the use and a ppropriation of public space by immigrants. It identifies five advantages arising f rom the use of visual methodologies: (1) the process of collection and re gistration of information; (2) multiple possibilities of...
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Discute-se os primeiros resultados de uma pesquisa exploratória desenvolvina na Praça da República na Ericeira, em Portugal, relacionando-se a mesma com o uso e a aproriação do espaço da praça por parte de brasileiros. Discute-se a metodologia adotada e que fundamentou-se numa perspetiva interdisciplinar, qualitativa e nas potencialidades de uso de...
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The effects of land uses and management activities (e.g. engineering projects) to the environment and society are becoming more evident even to lay people. This circumstance leads to a gradual difficulty to obtain a pacific implementation of engineering work that implies alteration on land use, due to public rejection. The paper focuses on the need...
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Neste artigo avalia-se a percepção pública da biotecnologia na agricultura usando uma metodologia de "focus group" com participação de agricultores, de profissionais do meio rural e cientistas/peritos da I&D agrícola. Através da análise do discurso interpretam-se as visões dos participantes, as suas preocupações sobre inovações e biotecnologia na a...
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Participatory environmental management has become a must to a growing number of specialists, supported by an increasing amount of legal framework encouraging the involvement of the civil society as a way to assure sustainability. Part of the specialists assumes that participation is just a vehicle of information. This paper defends that participati...
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To understand how community-based collaborative actions, grounded in a holistic transformative education, can contribute to an integral sustainable coastal development.
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Partibridges is an initiative led by four Universities, three of which have led the Horizon 2020 research project Partispace conducted between 2015 and 2018 about styles and spaces of participation of young people from 15 to 30 years-old in eight European cities. The results show that participation is to be understood in a broad and evolving view. Young people mainly participate to develop skills, to become part of a group, of an environment, to be able to act on it and find a place in an anxiety-inducing society. The need to support the learning spaces of young people in their diversity, to recognize and integrate the practices and various experiences of youth participation, but also those of public and associative actors is tangible. There is also a growing interest of students for active or inverted pedagogies and the need for dialogue with actors from the field in addition to more theoretical approaches. The proactive approach of youth actors and emerging associations led by young people in our territories is an opportunity for the further development of general improvement of education. Taking into account the above mentioned issues, and placing higher education as a tool of participatory and inclusive process, Partibridges brings together universities and youth associations in four cities: Rennes (France), Eskisehir (Turkey), Lisbon (Portugal) and Manchester (UK). The general objective is to develop closer cooperation between higher education, youth workers and young people with low educational background. In the frame of the project, the participants are teacher-researchers from the Universities, volunteer students in each of them, youth professionals representing the associations and young volunteers who are part of the associations. The first production will lead to the development of a pedagogical module on social and civic participation of young people in Europe. This module will firstly be developed at national level and then developed at transnational level for ECTS certification. The second production aims to develop and support action-research project in each of the cities. This process will lead to a collective production of a web-documentary and a methodological guide on action-research with young people. The project methodologies are part of the active education field and collaborative research practices that might play an active role, particularly in dialogue with the least integrated and heard young people. The productions will be developed by youth professionals, researchers and young students or volunteers. The expected impact of Partibrigdes is at different levels: -to develop the training offer for students and professionals – to develop skills to support participation processes – to strengthen cooperation between formal and non-formal education – to develop collaborative approach as a teaching tool to support participation of young people
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Land-based sources of marine litter and microplastics. Evaluation and modelling of the input from rivers and estuaries and implementation of prevention and reduction strategies at the source