Megacities in climate governance: the case of Rio de Janeiro. Articles uri icon

publication date

  • August 2016

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 9


  • 17

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1518-1219


  • This paper shows the vital role of cities in climate governance, as places where the crisis is expressed in latent form, but also as emblematic spaces in terms of technological innovation and social empowerment. It discusses challenges of megacities like Rio de Janeiro, given their vulnerability, resilience and environmental risks to the transition of a more intelligent and sustainable patterns of urbanization, through its domestic policies and paradiplomacy networks.


  • globalização; governança; mudanças climáticas; megacities, governance, climate change; global change; climate governance; paradiplomacy networks