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Sociology of Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Description of activities

The Global Environmental Change and Sustainable Development research group studies the relationship between contemporary society’s activities and climate change. Social causes, socio-political and economic trends, and social consequences are taken into account as well as prospective analyses aimed at proposing mitigation and adaptation strategies, within the general framework of Sustainable Development.

Its principal area of action is the Analysis of Social Trends and Prospective Analysis:

  • Surveys; Quantitative analysis, Qualitative analysis; Analysis of social networks.
  • Economic and statistical analysis.
  • Political and public policy analysis.
  • Social movements.
  • Businesses.

Lines of research

  • Climate change: social trends and emerging policies. Prospectives
  • Sustainable Development: emerging social and political trends
  • Climate Change and Security
  • Communication and Transference in Climate Change: Science / Businesses / Policies / Society
  • Values, Awareness, Attitudes, Behaviour of society regarding Climate Change
  • Efficiency, Saving Energy and Society
  • Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Society
  • Management of Territory, Sustainable Urbanism and Society
  • Social participation processes and social networks. Agenda 21. Environmental Education

Contact email:


  • Arriaga Legarda, Alicia
  • De Querol Aragón, Nuria
  • Gamero Rus, Jesús Marcos
  • García-Valdecasas Medina, José Ignacio
  • López Ortega, Jordi
  • López Pardo, Iván
  • Osés Bermejo, José Juan
  • Pardo Buendía, Mercedes
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