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Larissa Basso


My research focuses on commitment to sustainability transitions in emerging economies. Issues such as engagement with climate change mitigation, actors interaction in policy-making and how institutional frameworks affect the results are particularly interesting to me. I have a Law Degree (University of São Paulo, 2003), Masters in International Law (University of São Paulo, 2008) and Environmental Policy (University of Cambridge, 2010) and a PhD in International Relations (University of Brasilia, 2018). I was a Visiting Scholar at University of California San Diego and a Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Stockholm University.

BASSO, Larissa (2019): Brazilian energy-related climate (in)action and the challenge of deep decarbonization. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, v. 62, n. 02. DOI: 10.1590/0034-7329201900202
BASSO, Larissa (2018): Domestic determinants of international cooperation: an analysis of the intricate relationship between energy politics and climate change mitigation. Available at .
BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2017): From co-leader to loner: Brazilian wavering positions in climate negotiations. In Liz-Rejane Issberner and Philippe Lena (eds.), Brazil and the ecological crisis, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. DOI: 10.4324/9781315544069
VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2017): Low carbon green economy: Brazilian policies and politics of energy, 2003–2014. In Hans Günter Brauch et al (eds.), Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace, the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, v. 10, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43884-9_38
VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2016): Wandering decarbonization: the BRIC countries as conservative climate powers. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, v. 59, n. 01. DOI: 10.1590/0034-7329201600101
VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2016): O sistema internacional no Antropoceno, in: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, vol.31, n.92, e319201. DOI: 10.17666/319201/2016
VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2015): Brazilian Energy-Climate Policy and Politics towards Low Carbon Development”. Global Society, v. 29, n. 03. DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2015.1028904
VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2014): Earth Stewardship, Climate Change, and Low Carbon Consciousness: Reflections from Brazil and South America”, in: Earth Stewardship: linking ecology and ethics in theory and practice, Ricardo Tozzi et al (orgs.), New York, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12133-8
BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2014): Chinese energy policy progress and challenges in the transition to low carbon development, 2006-2013. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, v. 57, special edition, p. 174-192. DOI: 10.1590/0034-7329201400211
VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2014): Amazonian policy and politics, 2003-2013: deforestation, hydropower and biofuels. Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre Report.

climate politics; energy transitions; emerging economies

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