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Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, Volume: 62, Issue: 2, Published: 2019
  • The role of Brazil in the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Articles

    Gonçalves, Leandra Regina

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract Although Brazil has been an active voice in ICCAT in the past ten years, its leadership has been declining. This paper examines what might explain the variation of international influence Brazil has had in addressing the issues at ICCAT and argues that if Brazil wants to preserve its leadership, it must demonstrate commitment to its own waters while strengthening governmental institutions.
  • Brazilian energy-related climate (in)action and the challenge of deep decarbonization Articles

    Basso, Larissa

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract We present the challenge of deep decarbonization, the state of play of major economies regarding it, Brazilian outcomes compared to its peers and political struggles that help explain these outcomes. By identifying key actors, their interests and how they interact in domestic politics in issues that are key to deep decarbonization, we explain why Brazil, despite the potential to be ahead of its peers, has been moving backwards, and how Brazilian stances in the climate regime are influenced by it. The research is based on a qualitative analysis of extensive empirical data (primary and secondary sources).
  • Climate governance and International Civil Aviation: Brazil's policy profile Articles

    Gonçalves, Veronica Korber; Anselmi, Marcela

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract After almost 20 years, states agreed at the ICAO on the creation of Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The article aims at analyzing the Brazilian role in the negotiations and presenting the debate about CORSIA in Brazil. CORSIA may encourage the expansion of offset projects in Brazil, changing local political dynamics and resulting in different environmental impacts.
  • South-South relations and global environmental governance: Brazilian international development cooperation Article

    Hochstetler, Kathryn; Inoue, Cristina Yumie Aoki

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract South-South relations have become increasingly relevant for understanding global environmental governance in the 21st century. This article explores the socio-environmental contributions and impacts of Brazilian South-South cooperation for international development. Case studies of its international technical cooperation and the international project finance of BNDES show a mixed picture, with environmental benefits countered by environmental harms.
  • Myths and images in global climate governance, conceptualization and the case of Brazil (1989 - 2019) Article

    Franchini, Matias Alejandro; Viola, Eduardo

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract Countries have a self-image of their role in global climate governance. If that image does not correspond to the country’s actual level of climate power, commitment and leadership, it becomes a myth. In this article, we define climate self-images/myths and analyze comprehensively the Brazilian case between 1989 and 2019. For most of this period, Brazil’s self-image was a myth.
  • Policy networks in global environmental governance: connecting the Blue Amazon to Antarctica and the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) agendas Article

    Barros-Platiau, Ana Flávia; Søndergaard, Niels; Prantl, Jochen

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract Focusing on the domestic policy network around the Blue Amazon paradigm, this article challenges the frequently presented argument of Brazil as a key player in global environmental governance. In doing so, it applies a policy network approach to study the institutional framework that structures the country’s engagement in relation to the Antarctica and the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) negotiation agendas.
  • Global climate adaptation governance in the Amazon through a polycentricity lens Article

    Wit, Fronika Claziena Agatha de; Freitas, Paula Martins de

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract The 2015 Paris agreement has made adaptation to climate change a global goal and increased the polycentricity of the governance landscape. This study uses insights from polycentric governance theory to analyze the emergence of adaptation governance (AG) in Brazil and its implications for the state of Acre, situated in the Amazon region. By using a qualitative data analysis, including subnational climate policies and semi-structured interviews, we aim to analyze the advantages and challenges of polycentric AG in Acre and provide recommendations for improved AG in the region.
  • The changing face of environmental governance in the Brazilian Amazon: indigenous and traditional peoples promoting norm diffusion Article

    Chase, Veronika Miranda

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract Transnational networks of non-state actors are using ILO Convention No. 169 as a powerful instrument of environmental governance. The treaty promotes the norm of Free, Prior and Informed Consultation (FPIC), empowering local communities to influence infrastructure projects that impact their livelihoods and natural resources. However, there is a disconnect between the Brazilian government’s discourse and the effective implementation of this norm. Using document analysis and process tracing, this article investigates this rhetoric-practice gap. It argues that these transnational networks are diffusing the FPIC norm through Consultation Protocols, slowly bridging the gap.
  • A changing role in global climate governance: São Paulo mixing its climate and international policies Article

    Mauad, Ana; Betsill, Michele

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract Cities have been playing an important role in global climate governance for the last two decades, providing climate responses such as mitigation and adaptation policies. The city of São Paulo has positioned itself as one of the “new leaders” combining climate responses with an active international strategy. We analyze the role of São Paulo in global climate governance by crossing its climate and its international agendas from 2005 to 2018. The results demonstrate that São Paulo performed a leadership role during the phase of designing and adopting climate responses, but failed to sustain this position during the implementation phase.
  • Brazil ups and downs in global environmental governance in the 21st century Editorial

    Viola, Eduardo; Gonçalves, Veronica Korber
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