Brazil and climate change : beyond the Amazon / Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini.
Contributor(s): Franchini, Matias [author.].Material type: Text Language of document:EnglishPublisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018Description: 1 online resource (236 pages).ISBN: 9781315101651; 9781351589697.Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Brazil | Climatic changes -- International cooperation | Climatic changes -- Political aspects | Rain forest ecology -- Amazon River Region | Amazon River Region -- Climate | Brazil -- Environmental conditionsAdditional physical formats: Print version: : No titleDDC classification: 363.738740981 Online resources: Click here to view.
chapter 1 Climate change and international relations: An empirical and theoretical assessment -- chapter 2 Brazil in the international system: Underachieving (environmental) power and the leadership myth -- chapter 3 The beginning: Brazil, the climate villain -- chapter 4 The rising: Brazil, the developing climate leader? -- chapter 5 The decline: Brazil, the climate-negligent -- chapter 6 The future: Brazil and the bases for true climate leadership.
Climate change is increasingly a part of the human experience. As the problem worsens, the cooperative dilemma that the issue carries has become evident: climate change is a complex problem that systematically gets insufficient answers from the international system.This book offers an assessment of Brazil's role in the global political economy of climate change. The authors, Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini expertly review and answer the most common and widely cited questions on whether and in which way Brazil is aggravating or mitigating the climate crisis, including: Is it the benign, cooperative, environmental power that the Brazilian government claims it is? Why was it possible to dramatically reduce deforestation in the Amazon (2005-2010) and, more recently, was there a partial reversion? The book provides an accessible--and much needed--introduction to all those studying the challenges of the international system in the Anthropocene. Through a thorough analysis of Brazil in perspective vis a vis other emerging countries, this book provides an engaging introduction and up to date assessment of the climate reality of Brazil and a framework to analyze the climate performance of major economies, both on emission trajectory and policy profile: the climate commitment approach. Brazil and Climate Change is essential reading for all students of Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.