Strengthening the Bonds of Environmental Cooperation Between Security Forces and Environmental Institutions

  • June 15, 2002
  • Prof Bernard F Griffard

With the goals of enhancing environmental cooperation between defense and environmental authorities of the region's states, and examining opportunities for multi-lateral and inter-agency cooperation, the Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL), USAWC, along with the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment (DUSD, I&E), and the U.S. Embassy Asuncion, cosponsored USSOUTHCOM's Regional Environmental Security Conference "Strengthening The Bonds Of Environmental Cooperation Between Security Forces And Environmental Institutions". Co-hosted by the Paraguayan Ministries of Defense and the Environment, the conference was conducted on May 28-31, 2002 in Asuncion, Paraguay. In addition to the host country, key military and civilian leaders at the flag officer and vice-ministerial level represented Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay.