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Volume 5, nº 6 - October / November 2015

 

 
  Support the BPC on the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report
 


For the fifth consecutive year the BRICS Policy Center was nominated in the“Global Go To Think Tank Index Report”, produced by the University of Pennsylvania (USA). In the 13 categories for which the BRICS Policy Center was nominated, we highlight the category Best Policy Study / Report Produced by a Think Tank 2013-2014, with the Paper "Right to the city for a safe and just world: The case of the BRICS". As a result of the partnership between BPC and Oxfam, the Policy Study was coordinated by Sérgio Veloso, coordinator of the BRICS-Urbe program. At this point, this is the second round of voting, and the deadline is December 15. Support BPC by filling out the form available here.

  Academic Publications

THE BRICS ON THE ROAD TO COP 21 The proposal of this brief analysis is divided into five parts: the first provides a brief background of the process leading to COP 21 in Paris; the second deals with INDCs mitigation thematic point of view; the third deals with the INDCs from the perspective of financing and means of implementation; the fourth addresses the INDCs adaptation; and finally, the fifth section offers some recommendations to the Brazilian negotiators. Click here to access the publication.

MEGA-DAMS IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON: TOWARDS A GREEN SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIOECONOMIC PARADIGM? The existing economic system based on the overwhelming dominance of nature and ruthless exploitation of natural resources appears to have exceeded the resistance limits of our planet. It is now urgently necessary to question our current system of production and to pursue innovative economic and social initiatives aimed at forging new developmental patterns that are both sustainable and inclusive. In light of the increasing economic and bargaining power of the BRICS countries, this Policy Brief argues that the BRICS have the capacity to lead this process of change, and that Brazil, in particular, should play a leading role in this socio-economic transformation. Click here to access the publication 

  Global South Unit for Mediation - GSUM

UNASUR'S ROLE AS A MEDIATOR: THE VENEZUELAN CASE - In this Policy Brief, Camila dos Santos analyzes the opportunities and challenges UNASUR faces when it comes to conflict mediation, in an attempt to understand how and to what extent its mediation practices contribute to the resolution of the recent crisis in Venezuela. Therefore, UNASUR's democratic clause is analyzed as an important constituent element of its identity, through which electoral democracy is used as a central principle in resolving the crisis. Click here to access the publication


GSUM LAUNCHES BIWEEKLY REPORT ON LATIN AMERICA'S CONFLICTS - 
A publication written in Portuguese and conceived as a platform for monitoring current international processes of negotiation of Latin American conflicts. 
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IRI AND GSUM PROMOTED A DEBATE: "UNDERSTANDING THE REFUGEE 
CRISIS: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND SOLUTIONS" Read more

GSUM SIGNS COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE SWISSPEACE FOUNDATION, SWITZERLAND Read more

GSUM LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO OF THE SECOND EDITION OF ITS WINTER SCHOOL - Soon more news about the third edition of the Winter School in July 2016 Read more

 BPC Agenda 

FOLLOW BELOW THE EVENTS, MEETINGS AND OTHER EVENTS OF BPC


BRICS COUNTRIES, CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA FROM PARIS AND BEYOND 
The workshop was held at BPC and at PUC-Rio and the discussions focused on BRICS participation in COP21 negotiations and on the analysis of advances and retreats of the international regime on climate change. In this workshop was presented two documents produced by researchers form BPC and GIP - Public Interest Management. The Policy brief “The BRICS on the road to COP 21” and the infographic “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCS) of BRICS Countries to the COP 21”. (picture). Read more     

 

BPC AND FUNAG, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CICIR, ORGANIZED EVENTS ON CHINESE RELATIONS WITH BRASIL AND THE BRICS Read more

BPC RECEIVES DELEGATION OF AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS OF MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY Read more

BPC RECEIVES DELEGATION OF STUDENTS FROM DENMARK OF AARHUS UNIVERSITY Read more

MEETING BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF BPC AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES (DI) Read more

BPC RECEIVES REPRESENTATIVES FROM BELGIUM AND NETHERLANDS CONSULATES Read more

THE BRICS POLICY CENTER WELCOMES A DELEGATION ON THE CENTER FOR BRICS STUDIES AT FUDAN UNIVERSITY Read more

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE VISITED THE BPC Read more

BPC RECEIVES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM EMBASSY Read more

BPC RECEIVES COUNSELOR OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY Read more

BPC RECEIVED MEMBERS OF THE FRIEDRICH EBERT FOUNDATION Read more

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ESPECIALISTAS: AÇÃO DO GOLDMAN SACHS CONTRA OS BRICS É DE NATUREZA POLÍTICA 
News agency Sputnik Brazil interviewed professor Paulo Wrobel (PUC-Rio) Read more

 
 
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