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Governing Climate Change in China and Brazil: Mitigation Strategies

Abstract

This article analyzes governmental responses for the climate change challenge in China and Brazil. Both countries have a central role in the climate change debate since they are major greenhouse gases emitters, thus contributing to the aggravation of the problem, each with differentiated participation. At the same time, policy measures aimed at climate issues in these countries may lead to the reconfiguration of international negotiations on the topic. The methodological aspects include three main points of analysis: the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions in both countries; political and institutional structures mobilized to the climate issue and focusing on mitigation and policy responses related to climate change.

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This article is a result of the research supported by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (Grant 2014/03101-5).

We thank Louise Gammage for comments that greatly improved the manuscript.

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Barbi, F. Governing Climate Change in China and Brazil: Mitigation Strategies. J OF CHIN POLIT SCI 21, 357–370 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11366-016-9418-y

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Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Climate Policy
  • Mitigation
  • China
  • Brazil