Sun, Nov 29, 2015

by AIDA Staff


Photo credit: Moyan Brenn/Flickr.

AIDA will be hosting and participating in a number of side events during the Twenty-first Session of the Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).Read more

Tue, Nov 24, 2015

by Astrid Puentes

Kids on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Kids on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Credit: Adam Baker/Creative Commons.

We humans have caused climate change, a real threat to humanity thus it requires human solutions. We also have lost precious time on eternal discussions about the existence of climate change, despite imminent evidence. Our efforts to deliver solutions must be inclusive and ambitious if they are to ensure that the lives and livelihoods of all people are protected.Read more

Thu, Nov 19, 2015

by Haydée Rodríguez

Coral reefs in Vanuatu

Coral Reef at Bokissa Private Island Resort, Santo, Vanuatu. Credit: Roderick Eime/Bokissa Private Island Resort/Creative Commons.

Of all the species that live in the sea, corals are among my favorites. Thanks to my career at AIDA, I have been able to both learn a lot about these tiny animals, and work to identify effective ways to protect them.Read more

Fri, Nov 06, 2015

by María José Veramendi Villa

Girl in La Oroya

Girl in La Oroya, Perú. Credit: Giuliano Koren.

Juana is tired. She and her neighbors have been waiting eight years for a ruling; eight years for a decision that could better their lives, clean their air, attend to their sick children and families. What began as a courageous and hopeful quest for justice has become a discouraging waiting game. Since 2007, a group of residents in La Oroya, Peru, has acted as petitioner in a case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Community of La Oroya v. Peru .Read more

Thu, Oct 29, 2015

by Florencia Ortúzar

Industrial pollution

Industrial pollution. Credit: Agustín Ruiz/Creative Commons.

They’re all around you – the air conditioner hanging from your neighbor’s window, the charcoal powering your grill, the black smoke pillowing out of a passing truck, even the cows dotting the fields outside town. These familiar aspects of our daily lives are just some of the sources of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs).Read more

Wed, Oct 14, 2015

by Sandra Moguel

Hawksbill turtle

Hawksbill turtle surfing around by the reef outside of Cozumel, Mexico. Credit: Thomas Wiborg/Creative Commons.

Every few years, hundreds of hawksbill and kemp’s ridley turtles glide through the warm, shallow waters of the Veracruz Reef System . There they swim and feed amongst the brightly colored corals, which stretch for miles through the Gulf of Mexico. When the sun goes down, many of the females make their way back to the very beach from which they hatched, to lay the eggs of the next generation.Read more

Sat, Sep 26, 2015

by AIDA Staff

Lack of clarity in the climate talks will put the future of our planet at risk. | Credit: NASA

Across Latin America, and the world, communities are facing the severe effects of a changing climate. As floods destroy ancestral homes, and droughts threaten livelihoods, the urgency with which world leaders must act is becoming increasingly apparent. It is in this critical global climate that...Read more

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

by Héctor Herrera Santoyo

Pope Francis before the United Nations. | Credit: Rick Bajornas, UN Photo.

In his speech before the United Nations today in New York, Pope Francis argued passionately in defense of the environment, proclaiming that the natural world should have the same rights and protection as humanity. The Pope insisted on the “rights of the environment” because, according to His...Read more

Wed, Sep 16, 2015

by AIDA Staff

The ozone layer

The ozone layer works as a natural solar filter. Credit: NASA.

By Laura Yaniz In Mexico, on September 16th, people rest from a night of partying, and so does the sky. In that country, Independence Day begins contaminated by the excessive fireworks used in patriotic celebrations. The irony is that, worldwide, that same day is reserved to celebrate the...Read more

Tue, Aug 25, 2015

by AIDA Staff

The new climate agreement should help nations meet existing commitments!

Hurricane Rick's landfall over Baja California, Mexico. Credit: Ana Rodríguez Carrington.

The governments of the world are working on the negotiating text of a new global agreement to combat climate change. It will be signed in December, during the Paris Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and will take effect in 2020. AIDA is advocating for the new...Read more

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