This report by ECLAC published in March 2012  prior to the Rio+20 Conference offers an analysis of progress made and difficulties encountered in Latin America and the Caribbean in implementing global commitments on sustainable development since 1992. It goes on to propose guidelines for moving towards sustainable development in the region.
This paper, published by the Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), was written by the Director of National Security Issues Group, Operations and Gaming Division at CSL/USAWC, Dr. Ken Butts, in collaboration with Marcela Ramirez, an Environmental Security Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean for CSL/USAWC.  It calls for military support to civilian authority in matters of climate change adaptation "roles and missions," highlighting the need for regional militaries to help their countries deal with climate change effects that threaten their security. It details climate change events held in Colombia and Peru calling for increased military capacity at a national and international level to address climate change issues.
This report was written by Vivid Economics and funded by the CDKN. It was requested by AGF members to help developing country decision-makers to respond to their recommendations. The Office of the President of the Republic of Guyana played a particular role in supporting this report and provided a valuable regional review.
The World Bank's flagship report on Latin America and the Caribbean explores how the region is exposed to climate change impacts and what it can do to avert its effects, both unilaterally and internationally in the event that countries can reach a global agreement at the UN.
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Climate Change in Latin America (2009)

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The European Commission funded a study which would ascertain the problems related to climate change within Latin America. The study aims to identify the extent of climate change effects, the question of vulnerability and the ecological footprint of the region, taking into consideration the institutional framework of this multidisciplinary challenge both on regional and national levels.