Larissa Basso

Larissa Basso


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Works at Department of Law
Telephone 08-16 37 39
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C
Room C 550
Postal address Juridiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the project Environmental Research in the Human Sciences. In this project, I investigate why some jurisdictions seem more committed than others in providing climate change mitigation. I employ an interdisciplinary framework (with elements from the theory of socio-technical transitions, from political science/international relations and from law) and different research methods to unveil if some jurisdictions are truly more aligned with the provision of climate change mitigation and why, or if there is (also) some other mechanism at play. I also have research in international and comparative environmental law, comparative environmental politics and on the role of Brazil in global environmental and climate governance.

I received a PhD in International Relations (2018) from University of Brasília, and part of the doctoral research was carried out at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego, where I was a Visiting Scholar (2016-2017). I also hold an MPhil in Environmental Policy (2010) from University of Cambridge, a Masters in International Law (2008) from the University of São Paulo and a Bachelors of Laws (2003) from the same university. I have research and teaching experience both in law and political science/international relations. I am a member of the Brazilian Climate Change Forum and a lawyer, regularly registered at Brazilian BAR association since 2004, having worked both in legal consultancy and litigation cases.

Research Interests

Global environmental governance; sustainability transitions; the politics of decarbonization; effectiveness; energy governance; climate change; BRICS; G20; Brazil; climate and environmental politics in Brazil.

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Peer reviewed

BASSO, Larissa (2018): Domestic determinants of international cooperation: an analysis of the intricate relationship between energy politics and climate change mitigation. Available at <>.

BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2017): From co-leader to loner: Brazilian wavering positions in climate negotiations. In Liz-Rejane Issberner and Philippe Lena (eds.), Brazil and the ecological crisis, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. <>

VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2017): Low carbon green economy: Brazilian policies and politics of energy, 2003–2014. In Hans Günter Brauch et al (eds.), Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace, the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, v. 10, Springer. <>

VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2016): Wandering decarbonization: the BRIC countries as conservative climate powers. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, v. 59, n. 01, 2016. DOI: <>

VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2016): O sistema internacional no Antropoceno, in: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, vol.31, n.92, e319201, 2016. DOI: <>

VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2015): Brazilian Energy-Climate Policy and Politics towards Low Carbon Development". Global Society, v. 29, n. 03. DOI: <>.

VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2014): Earth Stewardship, Climate Change, and Low Carbon Consciousness: Reflections from Brazil and South America", in: Earth Stewardship: linking ecology and ethics in theory and practice, Ricardo Tozzi et al (orgs.), New York, Springer. DOI: <>.

BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2014): Chinese energy policy progress and challenges in the transition to low carbon development, 2006-2013. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, v. 57, special edition, p. 174-192. DOI: <>.

VIOLA Eduardo and BASSO, Larissa (2014): Amazonian policy and politics, 2003-2013: deforestation, hydropower and biofuels. Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre Report. URL: <>



BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2018): A poor future for Brazil in global environmental governance? Revista Mundorama (online), 11 Dec 2018 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2018): A greve, a resposta à greve e a (in)transição brasileira para o baixo carbono. Revista Mundorama (online), 25 May 2018 <>.

BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2017): Why climate action won’t die after Trump’s election. Revista Mundorama (online), 23 Feb 2017 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2016): The changing picture of energy. Revista Mundorama (online), 18 Oct 2016 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2016): Global warming in the Courts: fighting inertia and pushing action. Revista Mundorama (online), 19 Aug 2016 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2016): What can you do to mitigate climate change. Revista Mundorama (online), 05 Jul 2016 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2016): O que significa precificar o carbono e porque a medida combate a mudança do clima. Revista Mundorama (online), 15 Jun 2016 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2016): The Paris Agreement was signed – what's next? Revista Mundorama (online), 09 May 2016 <>

BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Luciano (2016): The energy internet: managing electricity in the 21st Century. Revista Mundorama (online), 15 Mar 2016 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2016): Cai o preço do petróleo, aumenta a produção de energia renovável: como explicar? Revista Mundorama (online), 02 Feb 2016 <>

BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2015): O desafio da mudança de paradigma: o Antropoceno nas Relações Internacionais. Revista Mundorama (online), 31 Dec 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa and VIOLA, Eduardo (2015): Dá pra acreditar nas metas do Brasil? Especial para Observatório do Clima, 20 Nov 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): A INDC brasileira: avanço importante, mas modesto, do Brasil no regime climático. Revista Mundorama (online), 10 Nov 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): Divesting from fossil fuels and investing in renewables: is it the trend? Revista Mundorama (online), 21 Sep 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): Understanding climate change: key actors, key actions. Revista Mundorama (online), 22 Aug 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): A decisão em Haia sobre mudança do clima: precedente contra Estados omissos. Revista Mundorama (online), 10 Jul 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): Energy access: fighting poverty and expanding the use of renewables. Revista Mundorama (online), 10 Jun 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): Why do we fear nuclear power but not coal? Revista Mundorama (online), 09 May 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): Low carbon development: what it is and why it is key in the XXI Century. Revista Mundorama (online), 04 Apr 2015 <>

BASSO, Larissa (2015): Petróleo, shale e energias de baixo carbono: inter-relações e incertezas. Revista Mundorama (online), 13 Mar 2015 <>



March 2014, Instituto Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais – on the advances and challenges in Chinese transition to low carbon development <>

February 2016, Observatório do Clima – on how governmental control of domestic oil prices affected biofuels production and consumption in Brazil <>

December 2016, Revista Mundorama – on the wandering decarbonization of the BRIC countries <>

Last updated: February 23, 2019

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