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Unpacking Brazil's Leadership in the Global Biofuels Arena: Brazilian Ethanol Diplomacy in Africa

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Autor(es):
Afionis, Stavros ; Stringer, Lindsay C. ; Favretto, Nicola ; Tomei, Julia ; Buckeridge, Marcos S.
Número total de Autores: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS; v. 16, n. 3, p. 127-150, AUG 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Biofuels represent an opportunity for Brazil to exert global leadership by substantially scaling up the production, consumption, and international trade of bioethanol. Africa represents an ideal venue in which to do this, given its suitable agro-climatic conditions and extensive land area. Brazil has consequently sought to establish bilateral partnerships with African countries, as well as North-South-South trilateral partnerships involving the EU and US. However, empirically grounded assessments of how Brazil's leadership aspirations have unfolded in practice through these partnerships are limited. In this article, we examine Brazil's potential to exert global political leadership, by analyzing its policy-based, structural, and instrumental qualities in making bilateral and trilateral inroads regarding bioethanol production in Africa. Interviews in Brazil, Africa, and Europe suggest that both the bilateral and trilateral avenues have produced meager results. Lack of domestic strategy and vision, economic recession, and a fragmented alliance network have reduced Brazil's capacity to achieve its ethanol diplomacy objectives. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/52840-7 - Centro de Processos Biológicos e Industriais para Biocombustíveis - CeProBIO
Beneficiário:Igor Polikarpov
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 08/57908-6 - Instituto Nacional de Biotecnologia para o Bioetanol
Beneficiário:Marcos Silveira Buckeridge
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Temático