Camera, SF, Silva, FRD, Pinto, FR and Soares, Marcelo de Oliveira ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4696-3166 (2022) Wicked multi-problems (COVID-19 + Oil Spill + wildFires) in Brazil and their effects on socioeconomic vulnerability. International Journal of Social Economics . pp. 1-18. DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-09-2021-0536.

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Abstract

This research aims to identify Brazil's socioeconomic vulnerability to wicked multi-problems arising from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (2019–2020), from the most extensive (∼ 3,000 km) oil spill in tropical oceans (2019/2020) and from the highest rate of wildfires in the last decade.
Design/methodology/approach
To this end, the authors measured the socioeconomic vulnerabilities of the 27 Brazilian states to these multi-problems (COVID-19 + Oil Spill + wildFire), considering the effects of these events individually and together. In addition, the authors calculated the vulnerability indices using two variables: production value and number of jobs created by an economic activity.
Findings
Results show the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro as the most susceptible, with a potential loss of 74.2% in production value and 47% in active employment relationships, caused by these overlapping events in time. The results also demonstrate that the country has failed in the coordination and management of these events (separately and jointly), showing difficulties especially in the stages of immediate response and recovery.
Originality/value
Regarding its contributions, this paper innovates by establishing an unprecedented overlap of wicked problems, linking this concept to the analysis of socioeconomic vulnerability of the affected communities, through a model that applies to other regions worldwide.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA2
Research affiliation: Affiliations > Not ZMT
Ecology > Reef Systems
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-09-2021-0536
ISSN: 3068293
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 13:30
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/4961

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