FES | Federación Española de Sociología

XII Congreso de la FES

Social environmental attitudes for the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gases in Spain

GT 4 Sociología Rural

Vanessa Zorrilla Muñoz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Marc Petz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Mª Silveria Agulló Tomás (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Esteban Agulló Tomás (Universidad de Oviedo)
Alberto Veira Ramos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)


Sesión de comunicaciones orales Franja 1B : Agroecología y Medioambiente
Responsable(s): Antonio Santos Segovia (Ayuntamiento de Villarrobledo/profesor asociado)
Tipo de sesión: Sesión de comunicaciones orales
Día: jueves, 30 de junio de 2016
Hora: 14:00 a 16:00
Lugar: S.Reunión
Mesa 2: Gestión ambiental participativa

The reduction and elimination of emissions such as ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particular matter (PM) remain the main focus of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) policy in EU, including all sectors and activities. In 2003, European Union's policy decreed the formally adoption of the European Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) with the goal to reduce GHG by 20% in 2020 (concerning to the base date of Kyoto Protocol in 1990). Launched in 2005, the EU-ETS is in its third phase of the program, running from 2013 to 2020. As major focus, the EU-ETS member countries have developed regulation for the decrease of emissions. According to the EU-ETS, the Spanish emissions agriculture policy covers regulation which is based on the application of environmental friendly ethics. This research analyses the effect of the ethics change based on environmental social and political attitudes which are focused on the prevention and reduction of emissions related to the EU-ETS applied in Spain. The methodology is the following: First, an identification of environmental attitudes are provided by the analysis of the policy and legal rules which includes the analysis of public social and agriculture associations´ databases. Second, data of emissions which proceeded of public database are assessed. Third, an analysis of eco-agricultural, eco-livestock, and new sub-rural sectors are provided to reveal the possible impact of GHG.The results expose that the agricultural education based on environmental friendly attitudes would contribute to the reduction of GHG in rural processes.

Palabras clave: greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural environmental education, rural processes