BRICS, Soft Power and Climate Change: New Challenges in Global Governance?

This paper aims at describing if, in a context of global gridlock andemerging issues such as climate change, a decisive role could beplayed by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).Despite these countries experiencing internal and structural pro-blems, they could represent an innovative answer to the function-ing of the current global framework. In fact, even though they arenot considered to be as accountable as western countries in manyareas, their leading commitment to global issues such as climatechange could provide an important solution to strengthening theirweak‘soft power’. By working together to instigate global change,and taking advantage of Western‘decline’, can the BRICS playa decisive role in shaping global governance?

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© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Petrone, F. (2019) 'BRICS, Soft Power and Climate Change: New Challenges in Global Governance', Ethics and Global Politics 12.2: 19-30

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