Megacities in climate governance: the case of Rio de Janeiro

This paper shows the vital role of cities in climate governance, as places where the crisis is expressed in latent form, but also as emblematic spaces in terms of technological innovation and social empowerment. It discusses challenges of megacities like Rio de Janeiro, given their vulnerability, resilience and environmental risks to the transition of a more intelligent and sustainable patterns of urbanization, through its domestic policies and paradiplomacy networks.

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da Silva, A., & Buendía, M. (2016). Megacities in climate governance: the case of Rio de Janeiro. Meridiano 47 – Journal of Global Studies, 17. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.20889/M47e17013

About the authors

Alberto Teixeira da Silva, Universidade Federal do Pará, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência Política, Belém – PA, Brazil (albufpa@yahoo.com.br).

Mercedes Pardo Buendía, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Sociologia, Madrid, Spain (mpbuendi@polsoc.uc3m.es).

 

 

 

 

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