Polycentric approach to global constitutionalism and climate change


  • Ernani Contipelli Universidade Comunitaria da Regiao de Chapeco



Paraules clau:

international environmental law, international law, constitutionalism


The construction of the global constitutionalism’s narrative requires interpretative efforts in order to recognize, at the same time, the basic values of the constitutionalism and the irreversible fragmentation of the international order, establishing legal frameworks to stimulate collective and coordinate actions in different scales of governance specially to handle top global threats as the case of the climate change. The polycentricity and its alternative and pluralistic approach that aims to maximize the potential convergence of multiple governance units appears in this context as an appropriate analytical method to develop a discursively narrative which generates a constitutional framework adjusted to handle with climate change, building the idea of a micro-global-climate-constitutionalized system. Therefore, the micro-global-climate-constitutionalism bounded by a set of overarching rules as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the constitutive and regulatory documents elaborated at the decision-making process of the Conference of Parties (COPs), specially the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, supports the international climate regime, generating a scheme of comprehensive values and principles through uniform standards that oriented coordinated initiatives of higher and lower levels of authority towards a dynamic and progressive model of governing.


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Biografia de l'autor/a

Ernani Contipelli, Universidade Comunitaria da Regiao de Chapeco

Pos-Doctor en Derecho Político Comparado – Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Pos-Doctor en Derecho Constitucional Comparado – Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Doctor en Derecho del Estado – PUC/SP. Master en Filosofía del Derecho y del Estado – PUC/SP. Master en Derecho Tributario – PUC/SP. Licenciado en Derecho – Mackenzie/SP. Investigador Visitante en el Instituto de Derecho Comparado de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (España, 2010), en el Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca e di Formazione sul Diritto Pubblico Europeo e Comparato, DIPEC, da Università degli Studi di Siena (Italia, 2011), en el Observatorio de la Evolución de las Instituciones da Universidad Pompeu Fabra (España, 2012), en la Université Paris 1Pantheon – La Sorbonne (Francia, 2013), en la Université Paris 10 – Ouest-Nanterre (Francia, 2014), en el Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, KISEAS (República de la Corea, 2015) y en el Institut D’Études Europèennes de la Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Bruselas, 2016). Profesor Visitante en la Universidad Castilla-La Mancha (España), en la Universidad Lomas de Zamorra (Argentina) y en la Korea University (Republica de la Corea). Investogador del Center for European Strategic Research (Itália). Profesor del Programa de Posgrado en Derecho de la Universidade Comunitária da Região de Chapecó (Brasil).


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Contipelli, E. (2019). Polycentric approach to global constitutionalism and climate change. Revista Catalana De Dret Ambiental, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.17345/rcda2532