International Reports

Emerging Powers: The IBSA States as Partners and Leaders in a Future Global Climate Change Regime

by Romy Chevallier
India, Brazil and South Africa, the so-called IBSA states, are becoming increasingly significant global actors and strategic partners in global environmental governance. They share similar challenges of dealing simultaneously with energy security, climate change and socio-economic development. As a result of their growing political and economic importance, there is a need to recognize the important contribution of these countries towards a more equitable global climate change regime.