Latin America in Times of Global Environmental Change

  • Cristian Lorenzo

Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cristian Lorenzo, Joel H. González
    Pages 1-14
  3. Diego Navarro-Drazich
    Pages 93-105
  4. Silvina Alejandra Romano, Julián Kelly, Juan Lavornia
    Pages 107-133
  5. Guillermo J. Martínez Pastur, Tomás Schlichter, Silvia D. Matteucci, Juan H. Gowda, Alejandro Huertas Herrera, Mónica DR. Toro Manríquez et al.
    Pages 135-155

About this book


This volume discusses the challenges of Latin America in global environmental geopolitics. Written by leading experts, this book brings together Latin American research on global environmental change. They cover a range of topics such as climate change, water, forest and biodiversity conservation connected with science policies, public opinion, priorities of international funds, and international politics of Latin American countries. 

The book describes the discrepancy between the international priorities and the regional needs or country interests. It includes several case studies and analyses the cooperation in multilateral negotiations on climate change. It also offers a synthesis of debates around global environmental changes and Latin American politics, which the authors have previously promoted in different academic events in South America, including in Santiago de Chile in Chile, and Buenos Aires and Ushuaia in Argentina.

This book assesses the environmental problems from different perspectives, highlights the scientific development in the environmental changes affecting Latin America and offers a new view on geopolitics to help face those issues. Specialist readers in international relations, political sciences, environmental sciences, geography and geopolitics will appreciate this up-to-date examination of Latin America and the global environmental change.


Environmental Geopolitics in Latin America Natural Resources in South America Global Environment Facility (GEF) Environmental concerns in Latin America G77 and China Agroforestry Systems (AS) Effects of Climate Change in Latin America Biodiversity loss Political science

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristian Lorenzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas—Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas (CONICET)Instituto de Ciencias Polares, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales—Universidad Nacional de Tierra del FuegoUshuaia, Tierra del FuegoArgentina

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