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Shaping our common future

Latin America and the Caribbean-European Union Strategic Partnership
Shaping our common future : Latin America and the Caribbean-European Union Strategic Partnership
Publisher: 
Council of the European Union
City: 
Brussels
Volume, number, page: 
89 p.
Abstract: 
The EU-CELAC Summit in June 2015 brought together 61 EU and Latin American and Caribbean leaders, including more than 40 Heads of State or Government. This publication gives essential information on the event and presents the most important documents adopted during the summit. It also provides the forewords by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Rafael Correa Delgado, President pro tempore of CELAC.

Contemporary Latin American thinking on International Relations

theoretical, conceptual and methodological contributions
Publisher: 
IBRI
City: 
Brasilia
Volume, number, page: 
59:1, pp.1-32.
Abstract: 
This article analyses recent productions of Latin American thinking on international affairs. The reviewed cases and examples are interrelated, for they are explanatory and interpretative abstractions of processes and practices in the international field, characterized by a description of formulations, concepts and methodological contributions. The common feature of these dimensions is the will of their formulators to explain their national and regional political realities from their own perspectives. Recent contributions offer potential for generalizations from national cases. They account for new realities that may impact on the international and regional system of international affairs

Environmental Governance in Latin America

Environmental Governance in Latin America
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
City: 
Basingstoke
Volume, number, page: 
XII, 338 p.
Category: 
Abstract: 
The multiple purposes of nature – livelihood for communities, revenues for states, commodities for companies, and biodiversity for conservationists – have turned environmental governance in Latin America into a highly contested arena. In such a resource-rich region, unequal power relations, conflicting priorities, and trade-offs among multiple goals have led to a myriad of contrasting initiatives that are reshaping social relations and rural territories. This edited collection addresses these tensions by unpacking environmental governance as a complex process of formulating and contesting values, procedures and practices shaping the access, control and use of natural resources. Contributors from various fields address the challenges, limitations, and possibilities for a more sustainable, equal, and fair development. In this book, environmental governance is seen as an overarching concept defining the dynamic and multi-layered repertoire of society-nature interactions, where images of nature and discourses on the use of natural resources are mediated by contextual processes at multiple scales.

EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: Potential Impacts on Rural Livelihoods and Gender (with Focus on Bio-fuels Feedstock Expansion)

Publisher: 
University of Manchester
City: 
Manchester
Volume, number, page: 
81
Category: 
Abstract: 
The trade-sustainable impact assessment of the European Union-Mercosur trade
agreement found that the economic impact of the trade liberalisation scenario could be
positive in the agriculture sector of Mercosur countries. However, it also found that the
social and environmental impacts would be mixed and potentially detrimental. This paper
addresses the likely effects on the livelihoods of vulnerable rural populations. It argues
that the potential impacts can be analysed within a diversified livelihood strategies
framework, which is expanded to include institutional and policy factors. It concludes
that the negative expected impact responds to the highly uneven access to capital
assets. On the other hand, the effects are not generalised to all Mercosur countries, nor
to all regions in each of the member countries. Enhancing or mitigating measures refer
to the importance of sequencing and regulation to improve disadvantaged groups’
abilities to participate in trade-led agricultural intensification or industrialisation
processes.
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