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Analysis of Brazil and Colombia's environmental management of their Amazonian borders and territories

Policy Paper 7

This policy paper aims to analyze Brazil and Colombia's environmental management of their shared Amazonian borders. To this end, it proposes to build an interpretative framework from the approach of border theories, cooperation and environmental security.

These interpretative tools will make it possible to understand and recognize the multiplicity of actors and the complexity of social and cultural conflicts that converge in the interest of protecting the Amazon region from threats and risks to its conservation. In addition, they will make it possible to analyze the relationships and variables that have an impact on the territories, the epistemic protection of the territories, the responsibility of the State and the legal-political frameworks deployed as a common framework for Amazonian security.

In this context, a comparative analysis is proposed between Brazil and Colombia on the management they have given to the Amazon region and, with this, to identify the challenges and threats that the governments must face and that they can confront in a coordinated and cooperative binational work. In this sense, primary sources will be used, such as inputs derived from institutional instruments, protocols and public circulars, and as secondary sources, all specialized literature and academic or field reports that have been developed in relation to the object of study.

* Publication available in Spanish and English.


Anuska Soares


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