BRICS Leads the Way on Environmental Governance

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The first full cycle of meetings of BRICS (an acronym for its members: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) is already part of history; and this year we are witnessing the start of a new round. Even though there is a pronounced desire on the part of the BRICS’ constituents themselves to continue working together, we once again see a surge in discussions on the viability of the group.

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While it is clear, that full convergence still eludes the BRICS nations on a number of issues, climate change included, the ‘Big Five’ still appear destined to work together on common problems and work joint solutions.

Dr Panova is an associate Professor at the Department of International Affairs and Foreign Policy of Russia, MGIMO University, MFA, Russia.