BRICS & CLIMATE CHANGE
Many consider BRICS as an association of potential superpowers. I however, see it not only as an association of developing economies but also a major player in combating the menace of rapidly deteriorating climate which poses a threat to the entire human race.
Countless scholars have already expressed their concerns over the impact of deteriorating climate on International relations and have been demanding the governments of various states to act in the same direction. It is a well-known fact that despite numerous summits on climate change over the last few decades, nothing major has been achieved as yet. The entire plot of the story of ‘Combined action to fight Climate Change’ is very much similar to that of ‘Fighting Proliferation’ in a manner that both of these are stories of global failure. The list of reasons that have led to inaction despite ample of action is a long one. In fact, the list is so diverse and elongated that it is next to impossible to eliminate or to neutralize all obstructing factors without considerably compromising with the objective of fighting climate change. The need therefore is to shrink the list. And it is possible only by reducing the number of actors that are accounted for under a particular plan of action. That is, instead of pushing for one impotent Global plan of action, the need is to push for numerous synchronized plans of action at regional level under the aegis of the UN. By doing so, the fight against climate change will become a lot more adoptable for various countries.
The BRICS member states have been largely working towards the reformation of Global Financial system and it is a well-established fact that despite various irritants their functioning has been more or less efficient. The organization, like various other regional organizations, is yet to consider ‘climate change’ as an issue to fight against. However, out of all the regional organizations that exist in our world today, BRICS is the only organization which can bring about the needed change in the stated context. What makes BRICS such a potent force against climate change is the volumes of people that the organization jointly represents and also the availability of funds that the endeavor requires.
The idea is to re-orient the fight against climate change and to recognize BRICS as the most important player in the same in order to achieve results that would matter in the long run.