The BRICS Policy Center will hold on the 14th November, 2016, two seminars (one after the other) with Mónica Ródriguez de Luna (University of Hamburg) and Melina Breitegger (University of Stellenbosch). Both the researchers are in the Center through the programme Power and Region in a Multipolar Order (PRIMO).
Mónica Ródriguez will approach themes linked to the environment in “From Common but Differentiated Responsabilities to ‘Concentric Circles’: The Brazilian proposal to adress climate change in a world of unequal development”. Her speech will lead from the idea that countries share responsibilities in relation to the environment, but that these responsibilities are differentiated according to the amount of pollutants the country emits. With this in mind, Ródriguez will also approach the position of Brazil, which proposes to distribute the effects of mitigation in “concentric circles”. This colloquium will be held at 03:00 p.m and the moderator of the seminar will be the Supervisor General of the BPC, Paulo Esteves (IRI/PUC-Rio).
Melina Breitegger, for her part, will analyse in “Contested Terrain: South Africa’s and Brazil’s role in regional organization”, the position of Brazil and South Africa in their respective meetings and how the presence of International Organisations offers the opportunity for them to engage in regional politics without being perceived as wanting to be hegemonic powers or bullies. Breitegger will use as an example the Union of South American Nations (UNASUL) and the African Union (UA). This colloquium will be held at 4:30 p.m and the moderator of the seminar will be the professor of International Relations of PUC-Rio, Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann (IRI/PUC-Rio).
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