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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: orchestration as a governance mode

Grant number: 17/23153-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 27, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Principal Investigator:João Paulo Cândia Veiga
Grantee:Miriam Lia Cangussu Tomaz Garcia
Host Institution: Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Even if States remain the central actors in the international arena, the safeguarding and the management of global public goods requires the participation of non-state actors. The case of global climate governance is symbolic when considering the emergence of non-state actors and the interaction of these actors with the multilateral diplomacy. In this sense, the adoption of the Paris Agreement reaffirmed the orchestrator role played by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). International organizations employ orchestration when they enlist intermediary actors - non-state actors, transnational networks and other international organizations - on a voluntary basis to address targets - States or the private sector - in the pursuit of the international organization goals. In this sense, this research project aims to test two hypotheses. The first hypotheses is the reinforcement of democratic legitimacy of the global environmental governance thanks to the employment of the orchestration as a governance mechanism by the UNFCCC. The second hypothesis to be tested is the adoption of new accountability mechanisms by non-states actors enlisted as intermediaries' actors and public recognized as legitimate to support the achievement of goals agreed by the States under the auspices of the UNFCCC. It shall be conducted a case study of the Lima Paris Action Agenda, a climate action platform established to support the adoption of a climate agreement in 2015. (AU)

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GARCIA, Miriam Lia Cangussu Tomaz. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: orchestration as a governance mode. 2021. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI) São Paulo.

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