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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 Contributions (INDCs) of each of the BRICS and it’s consequences for the climate change debate. Read more.

Religious Diplomacy: a game changer for the climate negotiations?


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 of the climate change cause.

Since the release of the encyclical Laudato Sí in the beginning of the year, the message […]

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


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, Brazil has committed to an unconditional economy-wide emissions reduction target of 37% and 42% by 2025 and 2030 respectively, adopting […]

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.

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. [...]

Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power

Building new governance is not only an institutional or theoretical question confined to the political or sociological spheres. All governance proposals and plans depend on the action and mobilization of a huge majority of people, actors, movements and populations. This is a critical issue.

Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy

The seriousness of the current environmental crisis is an expression of a deeper-reaching crisis, a crisis of civilization afflicting modern capitalism, characterized by the predominance of the unregulated market, financial speculation, frenzied consumerism, the constant quest for growth, economic injustice and widespread poverty.

One Size Does Not Fit All in Education

It is no news that Brazil will not meet the target of providing universal primary education, the second Millennium Development Goal (MDG), by 2015. Although the country may be cheered for increasing the schooling enrolment rate by 8.2 per cent from 2000-2011, this number overlooks the difficult reality of education provision in Brazil. The case […]

Transforming the opportunities into reality: Challenges and obstacles in funding civil society in Brazil

Civil society organisations’ (CSOs) funding in Brazil is complex and blurred. Despite there being more funding possibilities in the country now than a decade ago, enjoying these opportunities seems to be more difficult than expected.

A rare opportunity to put sustainability on Brazil’s electoral agenda in 2014

Sustainable development has been peripheral to Brazilian elections, yet this election could mark a turning point. Street protests in 2013 sent a clear message to politicians: people want to debate Brazil’s future in the 2014 election, but so far politicians have reduced the election to a debate around personalities and power.