As of March 2010, preliminary newspaper coding has been completed by the Brazil case and it was presented at the 4th COMPON Open Workshop.
Final interpretation of the results is still pending. Please contact Myanna Lahsen for more information about the Brazil case.
- For information on Brazil's Climate Competiveness Index, click here
- For more details on Brazil's program for alternative energy sources, click here
- The most recent national communication from Brazil on the steps taken to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change contains a huge amount of information on both adaptation and mitigation in Brazil; it also includes a summary of greenhouse gas emissions. This first national communication is from 2004; since they are a Non-Annex I Party to the Convention, they are not required to submit updates as often as Annex I Parties. Much additional information is available on the UNFCC site; some relevant information is described in the UNFCC overview on the COMPON website.
Related Academic Publications
The following publications contain additional information on climate change in Brazil.
- Lahsen, Myanna. 2009. "A science–policy interface in the global south: the politics of carbon sinks and science in Brazil." Climatic Change 97:339-372.
- Lahsen, Myanna. 2008. “Knowledge, Democracy and Uneven Playing Fields: Insights from Climate Politics in – and between – the U.S. and Brazil.” Book chapter in Knowledge and Democracy: A 21st-Century Perspective, ed. Nico Stehr. London: Transaction Publishers, pp. 163-181.
- Lahsen, Myanna. 2004. “Transnational Locals: Brazilian Scientists in the Climate Regime.” Book chapter in Earthly Politics, Worldly Knowledge: Local and Global in Environmental Politics edited by Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long-Martello. MIT Press.
- Viola, Eduardo. 2004. "Brazil in the Politics of Global Governance and Climate Change, 1989-2003." Electronic document. In: Working Paper Number CBS-56-04.
- Viola, Eduardo. 2009. O Brasil Na Arena Internacional Da Mitigação Da Mudança Climática, 1996-2008. CINDES - Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Viola, Eduardo. 2002. A Participação Do Brasil No Protocolo de Kyoto. Carta Internacional Ano x(107-108):16-18.
- Viola, Eduardo, and Héctor Leis. 2001. Brazil and Global Governance: The Case of Climate Change. In Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Brazilian Perspectives. Daniel Joseph Hogan and Maurício Tiomno Tolmasquim, eds. Pp. 121-156. Rio de Janeiro: Academia Brasileira de Ciências.
For additional information on climate change in Brazil, please consult the links below:
See also: The Dualities of Brazilian Climate Politics and Policy - presentation delivered in March 2010 at the "Comparing National Responses to Climate Change" panel at Institut du developpement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) in Paris, France.