We are glad to announce the publication of the first batch of articles for the special issue of the Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional – RBPI entitled Brazil ups and downs in global environmental governance (2008-2018) – Vol. 62 – N. 2 – 2019.
Since the 1990’s, Global Environmental Governance has become a relevant issue in the dynamic of the International System and in the academic studies of International Relations. In the beginning, most studies were framed on the theory of international regimes and multilateralism focusing on climate change, erosion of biodiversity, deforestation, depletion of the ozone layer, nuclear safety and, international trade in hazardous waste. During the 21st century there was a diversification in the theoretical framework – international political economy of the environment, global governance, comparative public opinion studies, minilateralism or bilateralism of environmental powers, strategy of big corporations, NGOs and subnational entities – and a widening in the number of subjects – energy transition, ocean pollution, freshwater scarcity, sustainability transition, low carbon development. The general trend in global environmental governance research has been increasing the study of the relationship between the specific topic and the broader economic and political dynamic of the international system.
The goal of this special issue of Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional – RBPI is to analyze the role of Brazil in Global Environmental Governance, focusing (but not restricted) to the 2008-2018 period. The central assumption of this special issue is that the role of Brazil in global environmental governance has been very heterogeneous depending upon the specific issue.
This special issue is edited by Eduardo Viola (Full Professor of International Relations at University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil) and Veronica Korber Gonçalves (Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil).
RBPI follows the continuous publication model. This issue will publish continuously new articles until late December. Bookmark the issue to check for new additions.
- The role of Brazil in the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), by Leandra Regina Gonçalves;
- Brazilian energy-related climate (in)action and the challenge of deep decarbonization, by Larissa Basso;
- Climate governance and International Civil Aviation: Brazil’s policy profile, by Veronica Korber Gonçalves & Marcela Anselmi;
- South-South relations and global environmental governance: Brazilian international development cooperation, by Kathryn Hochstetler & Cristina Yumie. Aoki Inoue.