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Call to support research projects on the social impact of Climate Change (FS23-2B)



The aim of the call was to support research projects in the social sciences in which data are used from quantitative surveys on the social impact of Climate Change, in Spain.

The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts linked to the field of social sciences. The projects were evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or affiliation of the concurrent researchers.

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • How do young people cope with negative emotions triggered by climate change? A case study in Spain    
    Anne-Marie Ballegeer, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Social perceptions and attitudes towards degrowth as a solution to climate change in Spain
    María Dolores López, Universidad de Almería
  • The Practical Eco-Anxiety: predictors of environmental behavior in ecologists and non-ecologists    
    Cynthia Díaz-Silveira, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 
  • Shall we adapt to heat and droughts? Current and future adaptation in Spain    
    Laura Riesgo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Wildfire risk culture and resilience of Spanish society    
    Elena Gorriz, Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya
  • Conservatives for Future: How to Increase Public Engagement on Climate Change Among Those Who Reject It    
    Rubén Sánchez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


The following researchers participated in the selection process:

Stefan Drews (Universidad de Málaga)
Enzo Ferrari (Universidad de Salamanca)    
Álvaro Morote (Universitat de València)
Christian Oltra (CIEMAT)
Ana Ruiz (Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats, CSIC-UIB)
Isabel Ruiz (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Albert Sagarra (TakTiCom)
Luis Schmidt (Universidade de Lisboa)
Sergio Villamayor (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Barcelona, 18 December 2023