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Amplifying climate resilience: The impact of social protection, social cohesion, and social capital on public support for climate change action

Tamasiga, Phemelo / Patricia Kefilwe Mogomotsi / Helen Onyeaka / Geomeone E.J. Mogomotsi
External Publications (2024)

in: Sustainable Environment 10 (1), article 2361568

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/27658511.2024.2361568
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Traditional climate action strategies often overlook the critical role of social cohesion. This study explores how social protection programs and community unity can bolster climate resilience and public support for  decarbonization efforts. The study adopted a systematic methodology that employed quantitative (scientometric/bibliometric analysis) and qualitative (content analysis) approaches to analyze existing social protection  programs, community cohesion indicators, and public attitudes toward climate change action. Our findings revealed a crucial link: communities with robust social cohesion demonstrate a heightened commitment to  climate action. This translates to increased engagement in sustainable practices, information sharing, and mutual support among community members. This suggests policymakers can leverage existing social networks, civic engagement and safety nets to build public support for decarbonization efforts. The study highlighted that building community engagement and inclusivity is critical to fostering a collective commitment to climate action and successfully transitioning to low-carbon societies.

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