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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

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 22 December 2017

Celebrating 7 Advances to Close Out 2017

As the year comes to a close, we're happy to share with you several recent advances we've made in the name of environmental protection in Latin America.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 19 December 2017

When nature is your best client

AIDA’s attorneys both hail from and live in Latin America, fostering a profound respect for the region’s natural environment and those who depend so intimately on it.read more

Climate Change, Large Dams, Oceans | 17 November 2017

5 ways our governments can confront climate change

What can and should our governments do, seeing as their large-scale actions are fundamental to the welfare of their people?read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 1 November 2017

Summary of Advisory Opinion 23 of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights

Summary of the response of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to the consultation made by Colombia on the obligations of the States of the...read more

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