Brazil's Discourse on the Environment in the International Arena, 1972-1992

Antonio Teixeira de Barros
2017 Contexto Internacional  
In this article, I analyse key statements by the Brazilian government about environmental issues during two important decades, from 1972 to 1992. I identify the specific subjects addressed by Brazilian spokespersons, and the rhetorical strategies they adopted for doing so. I conclude that these spokespersons largely adopted a defensive posture in response to mounting international pressures on a range of environmental issues, while using various rhetorical devices to highlight the positive
more » ... t the positive dimension of the government's environmental policies and initiatives.
doi:10.1590/s0102-8529.2017390200011 fatcat:zwbb7mka2bajvcntdulvy4sqdq