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Widening the Scope of Environmental Policies in North America

Towards Blue Approaches

  • Gustavo Sosa-Nunez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. International Background and Context

  3. Environmental Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Bertha E. Lavaniegos
      Pages 95-110
    3. Luis Eduardo Calderon-Aguilera
      Pages 111-127
  4. Considerations for a Complementary International Environmental Agenda in North America

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-227

About this book


This edited volume provides a variety of insights into the context in which ocean and wetlands policy is placed at the sub-continental level. The governments of Mexico, Canada, and the United States of America have recognized the importance of conserving, protecting, and enhancing the environment in their territories. As a result, they have developed an institutional structure aimed at furthering environmental cooperation. However, marine environment has played a secondary role, characterized by scientific cooperation that does not develop into regional policies. This project analyzes how ocean and wetlands preservation is omitted from the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, meaning that collaborative efforts under-perform or remain largely sidelined from mainstream issues. As contributors come from a mix of the social and natural sciences (politics, international relations, law studies, sociology, oceanology, and oceanography), this book presents diverse viewpoints on how to address wetlands protection, deep ocean research collaboration, and the marine context of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Marine Conservation Law Ecology Oceanography North America Ocean Wetlands Environmental Policy Environmental Agency Environmental Law Marine Law Marine Ecology Biological Oceanography Sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gustavo Sosa-Nunez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto MoraMexico CityMexico

About the editors

Gustavo Sosa-Nunez is Associate Professor with the Research Programme in International Cooperation, Development and Public Policy of the Dr. José María Luis Mora Research Institute (Instituto Mora) in Mexico City. His research interests focus on international environmental cooperation, environmental and climate change policies at regional (European Union and North America) and national levels. 

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