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Charlotte da Cunha

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My scientific activity is centered on adaptation planning through the implementation of different practices. I work on facilitating a transdisciplinary dynamic through the co-construction of knowledge and governance processes, often based on prospective methods, and approaches that link art and science (AXE 1). Another area of expertise is the evaluation of adaptation planning by cities, the facilitation of the monitoring, comparison, and transfer of knowledge on local climate adaptation planning across national and institutional borders (AXE 2). Both research axes are interconnected since they participate in the study of the vulnerability of territories and their capacity for adaptation, and thus contribute to the study of their ability to make the necessary transitions. In my research, I mobilize different tools and methods drawn from the social sciences such as participatory methods and practices, prospective methods as well as qualitative research tools and software (semi-structured and open interviews, qualitative analysis software Atlas.Ti, etc).

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Local representations of a changing climate

Juan Baztan , Scott Bremer , Charlotte da Cunha , Anne de Rudder , Lionel Jaffrès
Water and Climate Change, Elsevier, pp.343-363, 2022, ⟨10.1016/B978-0-323-99875-8.00005-7⟩
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S’adapter aux changements, de la réduction de la vulnérabilité à l’augmentation de la résilience

Jean-Paul Vanderlinden , Yorghos Remvikos , Charlotte da Cunha , Raphael Brett , Rémy Slama
Jean-Michel LOURTIOZ; Jane LECOMTE; Sophie SZOPA; Catherine EVEN; Guillaume ROUX. Enjeux de la transition écologique. Enseigner la transition écologique aux étudiants de licence à l’université, EDP Sciences, pp.31, 2021, 978-2-7598-2662-9
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Community Engagement and Equity in Climate Adaptation Planning: Experience of Small- and Mid-Sized Cities in the United States and in France

Elena Lioubimtseva , Charlotte da Cunha
Justice in Climate Action Planning, Springer International Publishing, pp.257-276, 2021, Strategies for Sustainability, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-73939-3_13⟩
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Local adaptation plans: comparisons and lessons learned

Charlotte da Cunha , Elena Lioubimtseva
City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.80-92, 2021, ⟨10.4337/9781800883666.00018⟩
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Adaptation to climate change and participatory action research (PAR): lessons from municipalities in Quebec, Canada

Steve Plante , Liette Vasseur , Charlotte da Cunha
Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp.69-88, 2016, ⟨10.1002/9781118451694.ch4⟩
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Paradigm Shifts, Coastal Zones, and Adaptation to Fast-Paced Change

Jean-Paul Vanderlinden , Gregory Quenet , Charlotte da Cunha , Juan Baztan
Coastal Zones, Elsevier, pp.3-9, 2015, ⟨10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.00001-2⟩
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Engaging Local Communities for Climate Change Adaptation

Steve Plante , Liette Vasseur , Charlotte da Cunha
Coastal Zones, Elsevier, pp.319-332, 2015, ⟨10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.00018-8⟩
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The Role of Non-Climate Data in Equitable Climate Adaptation Planning: Lessons from Small French and American Cities

Elena Lioubimtseva , Charlotte da Cunha
Sustainability, 2023, 15 (2), pp.1556. ⟨10.3390/su15021556⟩
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Adaptive capacity for climate change: Local initiatives and federal planning. The case of Tiksi, Sakha Republic, Russia

Charlotte da Cunha , Inga Nikulkina , Jean-Paul Vanderlinden , Vyacheslav Shadrin , Natalia Doloisio
Polar Science, 2022, 31, pp.100761. ⟨10.1016/j.polar.2021.100761⟩
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Metadata for climate change adaptation plans of small and mid-size French and American cities

Charlotte da Cunha , Elena Lioubimtseva
Data in Brief, 2021, 36, ⟨10.1016/j.dib.2021.106981⟩
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Local climate change adaptation plans in the US and France: Comparison and lessons learned in 2007-2017

Elena Lioubimtseva , Charlotte da Cunha
Urban Climate, 2020, 31, pp.100577. ⟨10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100577⟩
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Meaning in the face of changing climate risks: Connecting agency, sensemaking and narratives of change through transdisciplinary research

Jean-Paul Vanderlinden , Juan Baztan , Omer Chouinard , Mateo Cordier , Charlotte da Cunha
Climate Risk Management, 2020, 29, pp.100224. ⟨10.1016/j.crm.2020.100224⟩
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Adaptation planning in France: inputs from narratives of change in support of a community-led foresight process

Charlotte da Cunha , Ana Paula Farias Rocha , Marianne Cardon , Florentin Breton , Laurent Labeyrie
Climate Risk Management, 2020, pp.100243. ⟨10.1016/j.crm.2020.100243⟩
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Adaptation aux changements globaux

Charlotte da Cunha , Jean-Paul Vanderlinden
Revue Française de Socio-Economie, 2014, 13 (1), pp.227-282. ⟨10.3917/rfse.013.0277⟩
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Le débat public sur l’autoroute A12 (France) en termes d’effets : une analyse en trois temps

Victoria Reichel , Charlotte da Cunha , Martin O’connor
VertigO : La Revue Électronique en Sciences de l'Environnement, 2009, 9 (2), ⟨10.4000/vertigo.8798⟩
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RREFLOOD-Resildual Risk of Coastal Flooding in France: Ile d'Oléron

Charlotte Heinzlef , Fiona Schmid , Charlotte da Cunha
Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022, 2022, Onlince Conference, France
Conference papers hal-04251408v1
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Existential risk as a salient concept for transition studies

Baptiste Salmon , Jean-Paul Vanderlinden² , Charlotte da Cunha , Yorghos Remvikos
New Concepts for Just Transitions, Towards Living Well within Planetary Boundaries, International Summer School of Political Ecology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Jun 2022, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Conference papers hal-04243811v1
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Permafrost thaw in coastal Russian Arctic: Material and cultural dimensions at risk

Natalia Doloisio , Mateo Cordier , Charlotte da Cunha , Jean-Paul Vanderlinden²
Journée "Climat et Impacts" du Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Nov 2018, Orsay, France
Conference poster hal-04256314v1