Charlotte da Cunha

 charlotte.da-cunha [at] uvsq.fr

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2022-2023: Research leave grant (CRCT) - 6 months
Since 2022: Alternate member of the National Council of Universities, Land Use Planning section (Membre suppléante du Conseil national des universités, section 24, college B)
Since 2016: Dean of Students - OVSQ
Since 2015: Co-director of the Master in RSEE (Corporate Social Responsibility and Environment)
Since 2012: Associate Professor in Land Use Planning at the UVSQ (Maîtresse de conference, section 24)
2010: PhD in Economics sciences
 

Short CV

 

RESEARCH THEMES

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.

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.

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).

 

ART AND SCIENCES EXPERIMENTATION

Ça baigne ? (2020). Exhibition dealing with adaptation to climate change.

 

PhD THESIS SUPERVISION

2019-present: La commande publique comme levier de transition écologique du territoire : étude de cas de la Ville de Paris, par Anaëlle Mazin (thesis co-supervisor: Jean-Luc Vayssière). http://www.theses.fr/s216890

2022-present: Le changement climatique, vecteur de risques existentiels locaux ? Etude comparative de socio-écosystèmes extrêmement vulnérables aux aléas climatiques actuels et futurs, par Baptiste Salmon (thesis co-supervisor: Yorghos Remvikos). https://www.theses.fr/s321785

 

AXE 1: TRANSDISCIPLINARY DYNAMIC

Involvement in research projects

 

2017-2020: CoCliServ (Co-development of place-based climate services for action). Cas study leader "Golfe du Morbihan".

2014-2017: ARTISTICC (Adaptation Research, a Trans-disciplInary transnational community and policy centred approach)

2010-2015: CCC - CURA (Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) on Coastal Communities Challenges in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence facing climate change) http://www.defisdescommunautescotieres.org

2006-2010: Projet FRAGILE (Forum of Life Sciences for Research and Integrated Assessment for Multistakeholder Management of ILE de France Biodiversity). PhD funding.

 

Peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters

 

  1. da Cunha, C., Nikulkina, I., Vanderlinden, J-P., Shadrin, V., Doloisio, N., Salakhova, D. (2022). Adaptive capacity for climate change: local initiatives and federal planning. The case of Tiksi, Sakha Republic, Russia. Polar Science, 100761. doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.polar.2021.100761.
  2. da Cunha, C., Farias Rocha, A. P., Cardon, M., Breton, F., Labeyrie L., Vanderlinden, J.-P. (2020). Adaptation planning in France: inputs of narratives of change to support an art and science co-construction process. Climate Risk Management, 100243. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2020.100243
  3. Vanderlinden, J.-P., Baztan, J., Chouinard, O., Cordier, M., da Cunha, C., Huctin, J.-M., Kane, A., Kennedy, G., Nikulkina, I., Vyacheslav, S., Surette, C., Thiaw, D., Thomson K.T. (2020). Meaning in the face of changing climate risks: connecting agency, sensemaking and narratives of change through transdisciplinary research. Climate Risk Management, 29, 100224. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2020.100224
  4. Plante, S., Vasseur, L., da Cunha, C., (2016) Adaptation to climate change and participatory action research (PAR): lessons from municipalities in Quebec, Canada, in: Knieling, J. (Eds.) Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 69-88. (hal-03692346)
  5. Plante, S., Vasseur, L., da Cunha, C., (2015) Chapter 18 - Engaging Local Communities for Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study in Quebec, Canada, in: Jorgensen, B., Baztan, J., Chouinard, O., Tett, P., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Vasseur, L. (Eds.), Coastal Zones: Developing Solutions for the 21st Century. Elsevier, pp. 319-332. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.00018-8 (hal-03692325
  6. Vanderlinden, J.-P., Quenet, G., da Cunha, C., Batzan, J., (2015) Chapter 1 - Paradigm Shifts, Coastal Zones, and Adaptation to Fast-Paced Change: Moving Toward Transdisciplinary Community-Centered Approaches, in: Jorgensen, B., Baztan, J., Chouinard, O., Tett, P., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Vasseur, L. (Eds.), Coastal Zones: Developing Solutions for the 21st Century. Elsevier, pp. 3-9. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.00001-2 (hal-03692305)
  7. da Cunha, C., Vanderlinden, J.-P. (2014). Adaptation aux changements globaux. Quel apport de la transdisciplinarité? Revue Française de Socio-Économie, 13 (1), 277-282. doi: https://doi.org/10.3917/rfse.013.0277
  8. da Cunha, C., (2010) Quelle prise en compte de la biodiversité dans les enjeux de performances des activités agricoles en Île-de-France ? Expérimentation d’une méthode d’évaluation participative multicritères. Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), Guyancourt, p. 574.

 

Report linked to research projects

 

  1. Baztan, J., Wardekker, A., Bremer, S., Småland Åsheim, S,  Schøyen Jensen, E., Krauß, W., da Cunha, C., Amrom, C. Jaffrès, L., Pijnappels, M., Rudhart, W.,  Vanderlinden, J.-P. (2021) Lessons learned from using art forms for the representation of local climate information Deliverable 4.4. in: CoCliServ project, pp. 102
  2. Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Baztan, J., da Cunha, C. (2019). Lessons learned and guidelines Deliverable 1.4 in: CoCliServ project, pp. 37
  3. Wardekker, A., Bremer, S., Krauß, W., da Cunha, C., Farias Rocha, A. P., Baztan, J., Jaffrès, L., Breton, F., Runhaar, H., Vervoort J., van der Sluijs, J., Wildschut D., Vanderlinden, J.-P. (2021). Protocol for Designing Incremental Scenarios. Deliverable 2.3 in: CoCliServ project, pp. 44.
  4. Wardekker, A., van den Ende, M., Marschutz, B., Pijnappels, M., Hofland, S, Bremer, S., Blanchard, A., Iversen, L., van der Sluijs, J., Krauß, W., Farias Rocha, A. P., da Cunha, C., Baztan, J., Jaffrès, L. (2020). Incremental scenario case studies. Deliverable 2.2 in: CoCliServ project, pp. 121.
  5. Wardekker, A., Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Baztan, J., Jaffrès, L., Rocha, A., da Cunha, C., Gerkensmeier, B., Breton, F. (2019). Case study situation inventory report. Deliverable 2.1 in: CoCliServ project, pp. 45.
  6. Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Marschütz, B. Baztan, J., da Cunha, C. (2019). Relevant excerpts from interviews and protocols. Deliverable 1.3 in: CoCliServ project, pp. 74.
  7. Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Marschütz, B. Baztan, J., da Cunha, C. (2018). Chronology and in-depth analysis of weather related and place-specific narratives of climate change. Deliverable 1.2 in: CoCliServ project, pp. 99.
  8. Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Marschütz, B. Baztan, J., da Cunha, C. (2018). Initial mapping of narratives of change. Deliverable 1.1 in: CoCliServ project, pp. 121.

 

Main conferences and conference proceedings (since 2010)

 

  1. da Cunha, C. (2021). Exposition « Ça baigne ? » - résultat d'un projet collectif Art & Sciences (CoCliServ). Les vendredis de l'OVSQ, Guyancourt, France.
  2. da Cunha, C. (2020) Processus de co-construction art, design et science: quelle application pour l’adaptation au CC? Journée d’étude : Communiquer autrement les connaissances sur le changement climatique, Ouranos-AuRA, Grenoble, France.
  3. da Cunha, C. (2019). Choisir. Festival CURIOSITas, La Diagonale Paris-Saclay. Massy, France.
  4. da Cunha, C. (2019). Le Golfe du Morbihan, territoire naturel anthropisé, doit-il être réensauvagé ?  Enjeux et perspectives pour une diversité sociale et écologique, Diversité sociale et diversité écologique : vers plus de synergies ? ENS Ulm, CERES (Centre de formation sur l’environnement et la société), INRA (Institut national de recherche agronomique). ENS Ulm, Paris, France.
  5. da Cunha, C. (2018). La transdisciplinarité, un processus d'intégration qui transcende les limites disciplinaires? Ecole-chercheurs – LabEx BASC “Construire un collectif interdisciplinaire en Agroécologie”. Bergerie de Villarceaux (Val d’Oise), France.
  6. da Cunha, C., Cordier, M., Gemenne, F., Quenet, G., Remvikos, Y., Rulleau, B., Vanderlinden, J.-P., (2013) L'adaptation aux changements globaux. Quel apport des sciences sociales pour une vision transdisciplinaire ? Congrès de l’Association Française d’Economie Politique (AFEP). Bordeaux, France.
  7. da Cunha, C., Plante, S., Vasseur, L. (2013) Mesurer la résilience des communautés côtières face aux changements climatiques : une vision pragmatique pour un concept multidimensionnel. 81° Congrès de l'Acfas - Association francophone pour le savoir. Québec, Québec, Canada.
  8. da Cunha, C., Plante, S., Vasseur, L., (2011) Le suivi de la résilience de communautés côtières comme moyen d’évaluation des effets de la recherche action participative, Paper presented at the GIS Démocratie & Participation, Paris, France. [conference proceedings]

 

 

AXE 2: ADAPTATION PLANNING

Involvement in research projects

 

2021-2023: RREFlood (The Residual Risk of Extreme Floods: A Challenge for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals)

2020-2021 : ARTISAN (Accroître la Résilience des Territoires au changement climatique par l’Incitation aux Solutions d’adaptation Fondées sur la Nature). Intellectual service leader for ADEME: evaluate the level of integration of Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions in PCAETs.

2013-2017: RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES)

2010-2013: D2SOU project (integrated management of soil and subsoil in urban development

 

Peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters

 

  1. Mazin, A., da Cunha, C. (sous presse). Achat public et restauration scolaire : motivations, freins et mise en œuvre de l’achat local en Île-de-France. Revue d’Économie Régionale et Urbaine.
  2. Mazin, A., da Cunha, C. (Soumis). Alimentation durable et locale en restauration scolaire : quelle traduction/quel(s) impact(s) sur les pratiques des fournisseurs ? Géographie, économie, société.
  3. Lioubimtseva, E., da Cunha, C. (2022). Community Engagement and Equity in Climate Adaptation Planning: Experience of Small- and Mid-Sized Cities in the United States and in France, in: B. Petersen and H. B. Ducros (Eds.) Justice in Climate Action Planning. Springer International Publishing. pp. 257-276. (hal-03473078)
  4. da Cunha, C. Lioubimtseva, E. (2021). Local adaptation plans: comparison and lessons learned, in: Carrillo F. J., Garner, C. (Eds.) City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 80-92. (hal-03473186)
  5. da Cunha, C., Lioubimtseva, E. (2021). Metadata for climate change adaptation plans of small and mid-sized French and American cities: 2007–2017. Data in Brief, 36, 106981. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.106981
  6. Lioubimtseva, E., da Cunha, C. (2020). Local climate change adaptation plans in the US and France: comparison and lessons learned in 2007-2017. Urban Climate, 31, 100577. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100577
  7. Reichel, V., da Cunha, C., O’Connor, M. (2009) Le débat public sur l’autoroute A12 (France) en termes d’effets : une analyse en trois temps. VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement, 9 (2). doi: https://doi.org/10.4000/vertigo.8798 (hal-03692288)

 

Report linked to research projects

 

  1. Salmon, B., da Cunha, C., ADEME (2020). Cadre d’analyse global (Tache 1), in : Life intégré ARTISAN, pp. 26. https://librairie.ademe.fr/cadic/6477/cadre-analyse-life-artisan-2021-annexe1.pdf
  2. Salmon, B., da Cunha, C., ADEME (2021). Analyse quantitative : méthode, résultats et piste d’amélioration (Tache 2), in : Life intégré ARTISAN, pp. 22. https://librairie.ademe.fr/cadic/6477/analyse-quantitative-pcaet-life-artisan-2021_annexe2.pdf
  3. Salmon, B., da Cunha, C., ADEME (2021). Analyse qualitative d’un échantillon de 70 PCAET (Tache 3), in : Life intégré ARTISAN, pp. 67. https://librairie.ademe.fr/cadic/6477/analyse-qualitative-70-pcaet-life-artisan-2021-annexe3.pdf
  4. Salmon, B., da Cunha, C., ADEME (2021). Retours et analyse des entretiens  (Tache 4), in : Life intégré ARTISAN, pp. 45. https://librairie.ademe.fr/cadic/6477/retours-entretiens-life-artisan-2021-annexe4.pdf
  5. Salmon, B., da Cunha, C., ADEME (2021). L’adaptation au changement climatique dans les PCAET – rapport final, in : Life intégré ARTISAN, pp. 74. https://librairie.ademe.fr/cadic/6477/adaptation-cc-pcaet-life-artisan-2021-rapport.pdf
  6. Salmon, B., da Cunha, C., ADEME (2021). L’adaptation au changement climatique dans les PCAET - synthèse, in : Life intégré ARTISAN, pp. 18. https://librairie.ademe.fr/cadic/6477/adaptation-cc-pcaet-life-artisan-2021-synthese.pdf
  7. Mendizabal, M., Peña, N., García-Blanco, G., Feliu, E., Terenzi, A., Latinos, V.,...  da Cunha, C., ... (2017). Transition Handbook & Training Package, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), pp. 61.
  8. Domingos, N.d.P., Remvikos, Y., da Cunha, C., Gemenne, F., (2016) D7.3: Identification of drivers of urban growth in the political and institutional context, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), WP 7: Urban policies and governance, pp. 60.
  9. Domingos, N.d.P., da Cunha, C., De Pryck, K., Remvikos, Y., Gemenne, F., (2015) D7.2: Typology of the tools available to policy-makers and assessment of their efficiency, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), WP 7: Urban policies and governance, pp. 47.
  10. De Pryck, K., Forino, G., da Cunha, C., Remvikos, Y., Gemenne, F., (2014) D7.1: Analytical framework of the decision-making process, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), WP 7: Urban policies and governance, pp. 32.

 

Main conferences and conference proceedings (since 2010)

 

  1. Schmid F., Heinzlef C., da Cunha C. (2022), RREFLOOD-Resildual Risk of Coastal Flooding in France: Ile d'Oléron, Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 (23/06/2022) https://attend.sri2022.org/meetings/virtual/PcJBpXEbij79hces7 
  2. Mazin, A., da Cunha, C., Vayssière, J-L (2020) Les marchés publics responsables, levier de la transition écologique des territoires ? Séminaire de l'équipe Proximité de l'UMR SAD-APT, Inra-AgroParisTech, Paris, France.
  3. Lioubimtseva, E., da Cunha, C., (2020) Community engagement and equity in climate adaptation planning: experience of small and mid-size cities in the United States and in France, Paper presented at the 7th Climate Change Online Conference CLIMATE2020, Haw Hamburg, Germany. [conference proceedings]
  4. Lioubimtseva, E., da Cunha, C. (2018). Progress in climate change adaptation planning:  a comparative study of the US and French small and mid-size cities 2007-2017. American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, US.
  5. da Cunha, C. (2015) Adaptations to global change: Contribution of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Public Talk on Climate Change. GVSU Allendale, Michigan, USA (Hosted by Environmental Studies Program and Padnos International Center, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies)
  6. da Cunha, C., (2011) Panorama des visions de la performance de l’activité agricole : quelle influence pour l’avenir des territoires ruraux français ?, Paper presented at the Territoire et environnement : des représentations à l’action., Tours, France. [conference proceedings]

 

 

LAST NEWS

23 June 2022: Le CEARC présente à « Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 » avec une présentation de Fiona Schmid (stagiaire), Charlotte Heinzlef et Charlotte da Cunha

21 June 2022: Séminaire du CEARC : L’adaptation au changement climatique dans les PCAET : de la planification à l'action. Cas des Solutions d'adaptation fondées sur la Nature (par Baptiste Salmon et Charlotte da Cunha)

03 June, 2022: Soirée d’ouverture : Ciné-Débat du Festival Les Ulis en vert

 

SELECTED LIST OF COURSES

Master's Degree

  • Participatory approaches (M1)
  • Introduction to climate policies (M1)
  • Social Science Survey Methods (M2)
  • Experiences in adaptation planning (M2)

 

Environment and Sustainable Development Virtual University (UVED)

  • Adaptation aux changements climatiques et à l'augmentation du niveau de la mer en zones côtières - Une perspective globale (Coastal management and adaptation)
  • BEST (biodiversity management)
  • AGRI-GNOSTICS (sustainable agriculture)

 

ORCID & SCOPUS

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5640-2389

SCOPUS https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57204062284

 

​Last revision: June 2022