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From Sustainable Development to Earth System Governance – a view from the South

Camargo Vieira, Susana. 2012. From Sustainable Development to Earth System Governance - a view from the South. Anuário Brasileiro de Direito Internacional, 11 (2): 167-176.


This paper discusses, from the point of view of the “South”,  international law and politics in the evolution of the environmental/sustainable development issue. The subject is approached from the point of view of the significance of the three main world conferences held in a period of 20 years, and the urgent need to improve environmental governance in view of climate change.


Key words: international law;  sustainable development;  governance; international politics; UN conferences


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