Beatriz Rodrigues Bessa Mattos is a Doctoral Student in the Institute of International Relations of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janerio (IRI/PUC-Rio). She is also a Research Assistant of the Socio-Environmental Plattform of the BRICS Policy Center and an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Universidade Veiga de Almedia (UVA). Her research interests mainly concern Environmental Studies, Critical Security Studies and South-South Cooperation.