The Perception of Brazilians on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Low-Carbon Economy




Sustainable development, Low Carbon Economy, Sustainable actions, Global issues


Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the significance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the Low Carbon Economy (LCE) through a quantitative and descriptive approach. The research aims to identify and understand the relationships between the 17 SDGs and their impact on the promotion of sustainable development, particularly in mitigating climate change-related issues.

Method: The research employed a quantitative and descriptive methodology, utilizing a survey conducted in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Brazil. The survey was designed to gather data from respondents representing civil society, government, and companies in the region. Participants were asked to evaluate the importance and influence of each of the 17 SDGs on the Low Carbon Economy.

Results: The research findings reveal substantial relationships between the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Low Carbon Economy (LCE), as perceived by the respondents. The results indicate that all SDGs play a significant role in influencing the LCE. These findings emphasize the interconnectedness of sustainable development goals and their potential to drive the transition to a Low Carbon Economy.

Conclusions: The study highlights the crucial role of Sustainable Development Goals in promoting a Low Carbon Economy. By fostering the use of renewable energy sources and sustainable practices, the LCE offers a solution to reduce environmental damage and work towards achieving sustainable development.


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Author Biographies

Rossana Parizotto Ribeiro, Universidade do Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Rio Grande do Sul

Doutoranda em Administração na UNISINOS. Atuou como Docente Titular na SINATEP e FACSM. Pesquisadora nas temáticas de Sustentabilidade, Recursos Humanos, Educação Corporativa e Consumo Sustentável. Pesquisas predominantemente quantitativas (Modelagem Equações Estruturais). Atuou como Docente na Pós-Graduação em Gestão de Pessoas em Organizações Cooperativas na Faculdade de Tecnologia do Cooperativismo - ESCOOP. (Métodos e Instrumentos de Pesquisa Aplicada). Atua como docente e membro do NDE no Curso de Administração EAD da U:Verse.

Ana Lígia Gil Espuny, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Rio Grande do Sul

PhD Student of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (PUCRS).

Andrea Burmeister Morais Hermes, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Rio Grande do Sul

Mestranda do curso de Administração da Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos).

Elaine Marisa Andriolli , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Rio Grande do Sul

Mestre em Desenvolvimento Rural -UFRGS. Especialista em Desenvolvimento Local e Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável ( 2019) pela Escola Nacional de Administração Pública -ENAP. Atuou como Chefe de Gabinete na Prefeitura de Novo Barreiro-RS, onde desenvolveu e coordenou o Roteiro Turístico Caminhos da Erva-mate, projeto alinhado aos Objetivos de desenvolvimento sustentável(ODS).


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How to Cite

Ribeiro, R. P., Espuny, A. L. G., Hermes, A. B. M., & Andriolli , E. M. (2023). The Perception of Brazilians on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Low-Carbon Economy. Life Style, 10(00), e01563.