Neighbourly relations, exchanges of know-how and trilateral cooperation: Mr Orliange, Head of the Latin America Department, tells us how the AFD agency in Brasilia is building links between Brazil and France.
April 2013 Jean-Raphaël CHAPONNIÈRE (Asia Center), Dominique PERREAU (D.P. Associates) and Patrick PLANE (Director, CERDI, CNRS, Université d’Auvergne)
Coordination by Rémi GENEVEY (Director, Strategy Unit, AFD)
Document in French
A Report on International and Domestic Climate Change Politics in China, Brazil, Ethiopia and Tuvalu
David HELD, Eva-Maria NAG & Charles ROGER (LSE Global Governance)
CONTACT: Fabio GRAZI Research Department, AFD
Climate change has become the most important global issue of our time and now occupies a key place on the global governance agenda. Recent attempts to create a concrete framework for mitigation have fallen short. However, large developing countries, such as China and Brazil, are now widely considered to be the vanguard of climate change policymaking, taking actions that are comparable to anything being done by Annex 1 states. The emergence of new climate leaders warrants a study of the trends in their domestic policies and policymaking.
This report evaluates the approaches of four significant developing and emerging economies to climate change governance, describing both the evolution of institution building and policymaking processes, and analysing the political and economic drivers of change.