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Advances and challenges in the multilateral governance of environmental security in the Caribbean

Policy Paper 6

The Caribbean is a region with low levels of inter-state conflict but high levels of vulnerability to environmental damage and change, particularly climate change.

In terms of multidimensional, human and environmental security, these environmental phenomena become threats to security in the region in the short, medium and long term, and are also understood to be multipliers of other existing threats, such as the problems of transnational organized crime prevalent in the area.

This policy paper reviews the multiple regionalization projects in the Caribbean to analyze the inclusion, or not, of environmental security in their respective agendas, taking into account concepts such as maritime domain awareness and multilevel and polycentric governance. Finally, some recommendations are made regarding the achievement of a coherent strategy with respect to environmental security in the region.

* Publication available in Spanish and English.


Anuska Soares


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