Latin American responses to sustainable transitions, sustainable regional economies and global value chains

This project analyses the relational aspects of sustainable transformations looking at global production networks and their relation with regional and local sustainability challenges and pathways. Sustainability transitions are geographical processes that encompass industrial and non-industrial pathways, and are embedded in multi-scalar networks that connect cities and regions in the Global North and South. Through case studies in Latin America, I investigate the establishment and evolution of regional economic activities internationally validated as sustainable, yet challenged by environmental and social justice disputes, revealing the unevenness of sustainable transitions. The aim is to understand the sustainability challenges of different regions, their current and potential pathways of green economic development, and the impact of global value chains and international markets on these pathways.

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