Climate Change, Adaptation and Security in Central America and the Caribbean

  • March 24, 2011
  • Dr Kent H Butts, Ms Marcela Ramirez

Today, with its impact on water and food security and governmental legitimacy, climate change adaptation has emerged as a leading regional security issue and major concern to regional governments and their populations. The DOS Regional Environmental Office (Hub) and the Command Engineer Office of the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) have a decade old partnership in promoting regional environmental security cooperation and have been supported closely by the U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL). This team has taken the lead in addressing the security dimensions of climate change adaptation in the Central America and Caribbean Region.