The BRICS on climate change global governance

What are the relations between emerging powers and global governance on climate change? In the article The BRICS on climate change global governance published in the volume 17 of Meridiano 47, it is highlighted this critical issue that is arousing great debate: the role played by emerging powers on climate change global governance, specifically by the group so-called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). These countries have been on focus for many reasons, but mostly due to its significant contribution in worsening the climate situation, as well as for the difficult to present a shared solution.

Analyzing the most recently regimes and agreements concerning this thematic – mainly the UNFCCC agreements and COPs meetings –, the authors argue that BRICS’ members faces a series of constraints that makes difficult for them to adopt a unique stance in this respect. In this context, an interesting issue that recently has gained scientific approach concerns to the problems related to environment. In special, climate change and its main causes and effects are receiving closely attention from international academic community, as well as from private and non-governmental organizations and observers preoccupied with the consequences of this phenomenon to the globe.

Finally, it is important noting that this research contributes to further comprehension about BRICS’ behavior – not only on climate change, but also on other issue-areas –, while simultaneously stimulating future investigations, as the theme is not circumscribed to a specific period or group of countries. In other words, the analysis of emerging powers’ role on climate change global governance is a topic that should be constantly reviewed, as the summits and conferences occurs almost yearly and unexpected events may happen related to global warming and earth’s change. Consult the article for a more complete discussion.

Read the article

Rinaldi, A., & Martuscelli, P. (2016). The BRICS on climate change global governance.Meridiano 47 – Journal of Global Studies, 17. doi:

About the authors

Augusto Leal Rinaldi, Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Ciência Política, São Paulo – SP, Brazil (

Patrícia Nabuco Martuscelli, Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Ciência Política, São Paulo – SP, Brazil (




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