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Brazil in the Anthropocene : Conflicts Between Predatory Development and Environmental Policies
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This book examines Brazil's protagonism in the global ecological crisis shaped by the interplay of social, political, ethical, scientific and economic factors. The book content encourages the critical viewpoint of readers about the Brazil’s national development strategy and its line of conduct in international forums on environmental issues.
As one of the world's environmental powers in terms of both biodiversity and natural resources, Brazil's crucial role in the global environmental crisis reinforces the importance of understanding the policies adopted in the country and their global impact. Brazil’s emissions of CO2 has decreased due to a successful control of deforestation, nevertheless recent development policies could threaten these achievements in the near future. Economic strategies based essentially on extractivism and exportation of raw material, contribute to the continuous decline of the still positive ratio between biocapacity and ecological footprint.
This fruitful interdisciplinary debate of Brazil in the Anthropocene will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental politics, environmental sociology and environmental humanities.