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Climate Change, Human Rights | 12 September 2017

Climate change: The perfect fuel for hurricanes

Governments and citizens alike must unite to seek solutions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 4 September 2017

The dams that couldn’t contain Hurricane Harvey

Increasingly frequent and devastating climate events are bringing into question whether the costs involved in building and maintaining large dams are worth it.read more

Climate Change, Public Participation | 29 August 2017

Latin America advances on climate change

Some Latin American governments, thankfully, have been taking the lead by adopting laws, implementing policies, and jumpstarting projects that are fundamental to countering extreme changes in climate.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 4 June 2017

Ramsar Secretariat advises Colombia to add Ciénaga Grande to list of world’s most threatened wetlands

Experts at the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the protection of wetlands, identified “significant changes” due to human interference in the ecological characteristics of the area.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

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 29 May 2017

Spending climate dollars on large dams – a bad idea

Large dams worsen climate change and are highly vulnerable to its impacts. They also cause grave economic and socio-environmental problems.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 28 May 2017

Halting the implementation of large dams in the Americas

The more we learn, the clearer it becomes that large dams are unsustainable energy sources.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 8 May 2017

In times of climate change, we must respect nature

We are living now with the realities of climate change; to act otherwise would be ignorant and irresponsible. But, in case we forget, nature will surely remind us.read more

Climate Change, Oceans | 28 April 2017

The ocean needs more from us

Despite its importance, the ocean remains unprotected in large part; no country governs the high seas, international waters that comprise 64 percent of the ocean’s total surface area.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 March 2017

Changing the way we approach large dams

In the last decade, we’ve seen that the damage dams do to communities and ecosystems is far greater than the benefits they provide.read more

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