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Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods$
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Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, and Bernd Siebenhüner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017244

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.001.0001

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Subnational Climate-Friendly Governance Initiatives in the Developing World

Subnational Climate-Friendly Governance Initiatives in the Developing World

A Case Study of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

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(p.145) 8 Subnational Climate-Friendly Governance Initiatives in the Developing World
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Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods
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Kamyla Borges Cunha

Fernando Rei

Arnaldo César Walter

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.003.0172

This chapter discusses the extent to which the challenges of international climate policies and other governance issues can be understood as factors that reduce the legitimacy and effectiveness of the climate policy. It examines these issues through the case study of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The chapter discusses the role of developing countries in the development of the climate regime in this context and points out the hesitation of leading polluters in taking more responsibility to improve the international climate regime. It also highlights the development of alternative governmental policy structures initiated by local and state institutions. The chapter shows that these initiatives can have a significant impact at the state level, driving governments to promote environmentally friendly measures and assuming the main role in environmental education and awareness programs.

Keywords:   climate regime, Brazil, environmental education

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