Articles

2804/2016

Despite multiple crises, Brazil signs the Paris climate agreement

Following Brazil’s decision to sign the Paris Agreement, the battle now shifts to persuading lawmakers that early ratification of the agreement and accompanying transition to a low-carbon economy represent an opportunity to build prosperity rather than a constraint.

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2112/2015

BRICS Analysis: Climate Finance and INDC commitments

Alice Amorim briefly analyzes the Finance and Means of Implementation sections of the Brics’ UNFCCC INDCs shows the nuances of their approaches to this topic and allows interesting comparisons. The analysis shows clearly that there was no substantive alignment between them on a commonly grounded contribution profile or even a shared narrative or strategy beyond reinforcing CBDR-RC. When Russia is considered among them, any common arrangement seems to be null.

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1911/2015

The BRICS on the road of COP21

Alice Amorim and the team of BRICS Policy Center introduce the main concepts that involve the debate that will take place in COP21, December this year. They also describe and analyze the —Intended Nationally Determined […]

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1911/2015

Religious Diplomacy: a game changer for the climate negotiations?

BY ANA TONI AND ALICE AMORIM

This week, the speeches Pope Francis did during his visit to the United States, including at the opening of UN’s General Assembly, confirmed his position of spokesperson and political actor […]

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1811/2015

Brazil’s Climate Plan: A positive and surprising signal for a successful outcome in Paris

BY ANA TONI AND ALICE AMORIM

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Brazil´s climate plan for 2030 as a contribution to the new climate agreement to be signed in Paris later this year. Following the President´s speech, […]

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1307/2015

Brazil-USA Climate Statement: In the right direction, but little ambition in sight

In an article published in Nivela, Alice Amorim analyzes the Joint Statement on Climate Change that resulted from meeting between president Dilma Rousseff and US president, Barack Obama, on June, 3oth. Although reaffirming the Brazilian […]

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2306/2015

The SDGs and climate change: a chance to join the dots

Ana Toni analyzes the synergies between the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UNFCCC climate change negotiations that are happening in 2015. She argues that there are many opportunities to connect these agendas and that […]

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1306/2015

Brazil as an International Actor: Drivers for development cooperation

Mariella Di Ciommo and Alice Amorim map the landscape the development cooperation debate in Brazil and present the key demands of national stakeholders to improve the country’s international engagement.

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1206/2015

Emerging donors should contribute to the post-2015 agenda and improve transparency

Mariella Di Ciommo presents data on development cooperation from emerging providers with a focus on Brazil. Analyzing the main goal of the post -2015 agenda Mariella suggests that more transparency and synergy with other resources […]

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2204/2015

Sustentabilidade no Período Pós-Eleições no Brasil: Novas Condições, Velhos Modelos?

Ana Toni e Alice Amorim analisam o contexto político brasileiro após as eleições de 2014, discutindo os grandes desafios políticos, econômicos e climáticos em 2015. [...]

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