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1:40 PMOn creating the first eco-political alliance: Green ABCR Group
Powered by Dr. Nick Yurchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine)
In the framework of building the UGNs as an alliance of green countries, less scale and more manageable associational agreements, initiatives and innovations (AAIIs) are possible. These AAIIs, including the newest bilateral, trilateral and multilateral environmental coalitions (alliances, associations, etc.), should be based in the first approximation on the theory and practices of self-enforcing International Environmental Agreements, IEAs (e.g., Carraro, 1999), up to IEAs between asymmetric nations.
In this context, we propose to combine four eco-surplus countries with the powerful national economies, namely Australia, Brazil, Canada and Russian Federation, into the Green ABCR Group (our term).
On the background of alliances homogeneous on footprint undershoot, there are serious problems in interpretation of heterogeneous alliances like the BRIC Group (or G8, G20, etc.). Unfortunately, developing China and India are countries with ever-growing eco-deficit (Global Footprint Network Selected Reports). Moreover, China and India, in contrast to Brazil and Russia, are large net buyers of overseas farmlands (Robertson & Pinstrup-Andersen, 2010). It means that the generally recognized BRIC Group has the deep environment based contradictions in addition to the available political, economical, mental and other problems.
BRICS Group is also heterogeneous on footprint undershoot, because South Africa is eco-deficit and land-buying country (Robertson & Pinstrup-Andersen, 2010).
In general, our proposition allows to redesign fundamentally an available global system of alliances based on deep environmental principles instead of (retro)territorial, (retro)political and (retro)economical ones.