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Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 18 November 2019

The oil spill devouring life on Brazil’s beaches

Since late August, oil has been registered at more than 500 points along 2,500 kilometers of coastline in northeastern Brazil. Far from being resolved, the problem is getting worse every day.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Large Dams | 11 November 2019

Inter-American Development Bank to investigate Ituango hydroelectric project

Amid the humanitarian crisis caused by the hydropower plant in Colombia, the IDB approved an investigation of whether the Bank’s environmental and social standards were met in financing the dam.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 May 2019

Inter-American Commission to examine rollback of indigenous rights in Brazil

In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, civil society organizations will demonstrate how measures adopted by the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are undoing decades of human rights protections in the country.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 27 February 2019

World Bank Arbitration Tribunal Refuses to Listen to Those Affected by Mining in Santurbán, Colombia

The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has declined to accept an Amicus Curiae that was to be presented by the Committee for the Defense of Water and the Páramo of Santurbán and allied international organizations.read more

Accountability and Transparency | 21 November 2018

Behind the Dams: BNDES Investments in Belo Monte and Hidroituango

We analyze the application of existing international standards for hydroelectric plants through the lens of two of the most significant investments in the history of the BNDES.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 24 July 2017

As killings increase, how can we defend the defenders?

Each year, as the problem intensifies, we’re reminded of our duty to stand up for environmental and human rights defenders, and of the need to institute adequate policies for their protection.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 1 June 2017

As US withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement, Latin America must step up

Without US participation, other countries must urgently limit greenhouse gas emissions.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Large Dams | 23 February 2017

The Odebrecht Tsunami: can we restore the public trust, or just the money?

When we learned of the extent of corruption involved with Brazilian multinational Odebrecht, the news hit like a tsunami: the corporation not only swept away huge piles of money, it also destroyed the public trust.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change | 5 December 2016

Letter to Green Climate Fund Board: Improve Decision Making

Letter signed by 70 international civil society organizations: As members of civil society following the Green Climate Fund (GCF), we are writing to...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change | 29 November 2016

Climate finance advances, but lacks ambition

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) was held in Morocco from November 7-18, 2016...read more

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