International Environmental Law

COP19 in Warsaw

A terrifying nightmare came true before their eyes. Waves of up to seven meters (23 feet), propelled by winds that reached 315 kilometers per hour (196 miles per hour), caught the inhabitants of the Philippines off guard, devouring everything in their path. Typhoon Haiyan was the...

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) called on Mexican authorities to respond by January 8, 2014 to a complaint of breaching environmental legislation in the permits for four mega resorts.Read more
Senator Ernesto Cordero, Mexico’s representative on the Board, must be held accountable for his failure to attend a key event for establishing financial support for fighting climate change.Read more
In accordance with the guidelines of the Human Rights Council, the Mexican Environmental Law Center (CEMDA) and the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) present comments on the extent of Mexico’s compliance with the recommendations the country accepted as part of the 2009...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Astrid Puentes Riaño, Co-Director, AIDA, (+52) 155-2301-6639, Kristen Genovese, CIEL, (+31) 0652-773-272, Jen Moore, MiningWatch, (+1) 613-569-3439, Miguel Ramos, Comité por la Defensa del Agua, (+...Read more
Sea life in Cabo Pulmo National Park. | Credit: Alejandro Olivera

Cabo Pulmo is an ecological treasure in Baja California Sur, Mexico. More than 20,000 years old, it is one of three coral reefs on the American Pacific coast. Many of the 800 marine species in the Sea of ​​Cortez take refuge at the reef, which studies show plays a key role in the ecology of the...

The Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) is seeking a full-time, legal consultant to work with our Human Rights and the Environment Program. The position is open to experienced attorneys from any country in the Americas who have worked on international human rights or...Read more
Groups submit arguments supporting government’s case for maintaining wildlife refuge.Read more
Forum on fracking

Forum on fracking organized by the Network.

The Network for Environmental Justice in Colombia is an effort to coordinate organizations and legal resources for the protection of human rights and the environment.

The Network was founded in 2010 under the coordination of AIDA and with the help of the Latin American...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2010 CONTACTS: Juan Carlos Arjona Estévez, CEMDA (Mexico) +52-55-5286-332, , Skype: juancarlosarjonaestevez Jacob Kopas, AIDA, (Bogota) +57-1-338-1277, , Skype: jacobkopas Mexico City, Mexico – On September 10, 2010, the...Read more