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Environmental and Climate Justice, and the Dynamics of Violence in Latin America: Perspectives from a Regional Working Group on Climate Change, the Environment, Peace and Security in Latin America

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Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm:
February, 2024

The Latin American Regional Working Group was initiated by SIPRI and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Colombia office in 2022. The working group comprises 20 climate and environmental experts from 10 Latin American countries.

This report presents the collective perspective of the working group on the pressing issues surrounding climate and environmental justice, as well as food security, that affect the region as a whole, but whose impact is most strongly felt at the local level.

The report is accompanied by a brief interview series of 4 working group members, addressing the challenges of environmental security in the region from their individual perspectives. Click here to watch the interviews.

Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Latin American Regional Working Group

3. Governance

4. Extractivism and land use change

5. Environmental and climate justice

6. Protection of nature and territories

7. Conclusion

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Caroline Delgado is a Senior Researcher and Director of the Food, Peace and Security Programme at SIPRI.
Dr Farah Hegazi is a Researcher in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Anniek Barnhoorn is a Research Assistant in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.