Climate Change prevention through community actions and empowerment: a Scoping Review Protocol

Prevenção das alterações climáticas através de ações comunitárias e de empoderamento: um protocolo de revisão scoping


  • Maria João Salvador Costa
  • Rosa Carla Gomes da Silva
  • Vanessa dos Santos Cardoso Monteiro
  • Pedro Miguel de Almeida Melo



community health nursing, community empowerment, community actions, stakeholders, health promotion, climate change, environmental health


The world has finally realized that involving stakeholders is key in Health Promotion and Environmental Health, and Community Health nurses seem to play a significant role in the implementation of actions aimed to empower communities in optimising their health. Despite the existing and extensive body of literature on Climate Change worldwide, this review specifically intends to map community actions led or implemented so far, aimed for community empowerment in preventing climate change, a topic which is yet to be explored. The review will include quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods studies from 2005 onwards. Also, systematic reviews, text, opinion papers and grey literature in English and Portuguese will be considered.  The present protocol follows the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) methodological framework. Databases to be searched include MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, Embase, Web of Science, SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online, Google Scholar, Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal (RCAAP). Hand searched references will also be used and considered for inclusion. This review will identify the type of community empowerment actions led or implemented so far to prevent climate change, including the characteristics of this, as well as the key stakeholders involved. The results will be presented in tabular format alongside a narrative summary.