Mon, Feb 22, 2016

by Florencia Ortúzar

Douglas Tompkins

Tompkins, the ecological visionary. Credit: Sam Beebe/Creative Commons.

On December 8th, one of the last pristine places on the planet, Patagonia, lost one of its greatest protectors, Douglas Tompkins. At 72 years old, the conservationist and multimillionaire lost his life in a kayaking accident.Read more

Wed, Feb 03, 2016

by Anna Miller

On Mexico’s northern Pacific coast, verdant mangroves reach their roots into the shallow soil, drink up the sweet, fresh water flowing from the mountains, and shelter the diverse, abundant life teeming below.Read more

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

by Rodrigo da Costa Sales

AIDA attorneys Rodrigo Sales and Maria José Veramendi traveled to La Oroya to meet with representatives in our case before the IACHR, alongside research students from the Yale Environmental Clinic.

AIDA attorneys Rodrigo Sales and Maria José Veramendi traveled to La Oroya, alongside research students from the Yale Environmental Clinic, to meet with the residents represented in our case before the IACHR.

Truthfully, La Oroya didn’t seem very nice at first. But I quickly came to realize that the beauty of a place comes not only from its natural and man-made attractions; it comes also, and perhaps more importantly, from the beauty of its people.Read more

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

by AIDA Staff

Coral reef in Cozumel

Diver swimming close to a coral reef in Cozumel, Mexico. Credit: Gustavo Danemann.

Coral reefs are a unique and complex ecosystem, vital to the health of oceans. Yet 93 percent of the reefs in Costa Rica are in danger, and tourism is a significant factor in their degradation.Read more

Tue, Jan 05, 2016

by Astrid Puentes

Paris climate talks

The Paris climate talks. Credit: UNFCC.

During the Paris climate talks, I had the honor of participating in a panel on climate and the financial sector. We discussed the importance of ensuring that the fight against climate change is consciously integrated into all finance decisions.Read more

Wed, Dec 30, 2015

by AIDA Staff

As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to draw your attention to the environmental stories and successes that make us so proud to do what we do.Read more

Thu, Dec 10, 2015

by AIDA Staff

Side event at COP21

Panel of the COP21 side event titled Mainstreaming Climate Change Within Financial Institutions. Credit: Orion Cruz/AIDA.

Financial institutions are crucial players in the global fight against climate change. In order for countries around the world to successfully pursue low-carbon and climate-resilient development, significant sums of finance will need to be harnessed.Read more

Wed, Dec 09, 2015

by AIDA Staff

Flood victim in Peru

Flood victim in the Lucre District of Cuzco, Peru, 2010. Credit: Lisa Humes/Flickr.

Programme of Events - December 10, 2015.Read more

Thu, Dec 03, 2015

by AIDA Staff

family outside home in Colombia, surrounded by water

Flooding surrounds the home of a family in Córdoba, Colombia. | Credit: World Bank Photo.

For many, the link between climate change and human rights remains unclear. Aren’t there already other international agreements that discuss this issue in depth? What is the point of including human rights language in a climate change agreement?Read more

Mon, Nov 30, 2015

by AIDA Staff

The opening ceremonies of the high level negotiations at COP21

The opening ceremonies of the high level negotiations at COP21. Credit: Andrea Rodríguez/AIDA.

Hundreds of world leaders gathered in Paris today to officially kick off the highly anticipated global climate talks. The conference is expected to produce a new and binding global climate accord, which could shape the ways in which we live, govern, create energy, and adapt to a changing climate.Read more

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