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Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional

Print version ISSN 0034-7329

Rev. bras. polít. int. vol.55 no.spe Brasília  2012


Governance of global climate change in the Brazilian Amazon: the case of Amazonian municipalities of Brazil



This article describes the Brazilian position on forests and climate change from 1997 to 2012. It argues that it has evolved from a veto, which excluded from the climate change regime emissions from the conversion of native forests, to a proposition, as Brazil offered its approach to the international community. It explains the change with domestic developments: governance over deforestation, the emergence of new and relevant actors, and presidential diplomacy.

"Governance of Global Climate Change in the Brazilian Amazon: The case of Amazonian municipalities of Brazil" is Based on the assumption that the governance of climate change implies a multilevel and multiple actor approach, the paper analyzes how Amazonian municipalities have been exerting agency on the process of global climate change governance.



Cristina Inoue
Instituto de Relações Internacionais da Universidade de Brasília - iRel-UnB (Institute of International Relations at University of Brasília).

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