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Climate Change, Human Rights | 13 December 2018

Why we’re working for climate justice in Latin America

What motivates us to fight climate change is our awareness of the huge problem we’re facing, and our steadfast determination—We know we can’t give up.read more

Climate Change, Fracking | 23 October 2018

UN Committee recommends Argentina “reconsider” the use of fracking

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations expressed its concern about Argentina’s intention to exploit unconventional oil and gas reserves in Vaca Muerta.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 22 October 2018

The IPCC climate report: science has spoken and we must act now

The outlook is clear: maintaining global warming below 1.5°C is not an easy task, but science holds it’s possible.read more

Coral reefs, Climate Change, Oceans | 8 October 2018

Protecting herbivorous fish, to secure a future for corals

Herbivorous fish rarely go unnoticed. Their brilliant colors illuminate the reef to the delight of scuba divers. But more importantly, these iconic...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Large Dams | 25 September 2018

Say no to large dams: 3 reasons to opt for alternative energy sources

Hydroelectric energy still represents a large portion of Latin America’s energy matrix. But is it really the best option?read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 16 September 2018

We all deserve to breathe clean air

AIDA works to improve air quality in Latin America, advocating for the protection of our children and other populations highly vulnerable to atmospheric contamination.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 12 September 2018

Argentina’s approval of fracking wells violates international obligations

The authorization of four fracking wells within the Vaca Muerta shale deposit poses a risk to vital water sources and violates the rights of Mapuche communities. In support of an amparo filed to invalidate the project’s approval, AIDA presented evidence detailing Argentina’s failure to comply with international environmental and human rights obligations.read more

Climate Change | 15 May 2018

Comparative Analysis of SLCPs Institutional and Legal Framework in Three Latin American Countries

Astrid Puentes Riaño, AIDA's co-executive director, and Florencia Ortúzar, an AIDA attorney, are the lead authors of chapter 12 of Progress and...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 8 February 2018

Inter-American Court establishes historic precedent for the protection of human rights in the Americas

In response to a consultation made by Colombia, the Court recognized the right to a healthy environment as fundamental to human existence. They also recognized the impact of climate change on human rights. At AIDA we celebrate this decision, which strengthens the obligations of States to protect the natural environment and those who depend on it.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 5 January 2018

10 advances for Latin America’s environment in 2017

Although 2017 was a challenging year for environmental defense globally, there have been many advances in the region that are worth celebrating.read more

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