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Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 21 April 2022

Court suspends fracking pilot projects, reaffirms right to prior consultation in Colombia

The ruling recognizes that fracking cannot advance without the real and effective participation of affected communities and in a context of threats against the lives of human rights defenders.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 11 April 2022

In Peru, a High Court’s Opportunity to Combat Oil Spills in the Amazon

What happened in Peru highlights the importance of strategic litigation to preserve the Amazon as a key ecosystem to confront climate crisis, and to defend the peoples that call it home.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 30 March 2022

What you should know about the trinational alert to save the Pantanal from wildfires

In recent years, fires have seriously damaged and endangered the largest freshwater wetland in the world, the Pantanal, which sits at the shared border of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Large Dams | 3 February 2022

IDB must guaranty a responsible exit from the Hidroituango project

Ongoing investigation of the project continues regardless of early repayment of loan.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 2 February 2022

In-danger designation requested for Pantanal wetlands in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay

Advocates urged the Ramsar Convention Secretariat to conduct an advisory visit to wetlands affected by fires, and for the governments to inscribe the sites on the global list of wetlands at risk.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 15 December 2021

Three advances for climate and environmental justice in 2021

This year, AIDA made important advances on that path, hand-in-hand with communities and allies in the region. They are the stories that inspire us to continue working for the future.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 10 December 2021

The day that the indigenous struggle bore fruit in Guatemala

The IDB now has the historic opportunity to correct its mistakes and legitimize its actions, honor its institutional mandate to promote development, respect and recognize indigenous peoples.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 13 October 2021

Historic recommendation paves the way for development bank to exit harmful hydroelectric projects in indigenous territory

The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) of the Inter-American Development Bank Group established that IDB Invest failed to comply with several of its internal policies.read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 12 October 2021

International Arbitration Tribunal rules in favour of a Canadian company and puts foreign investment above Colombia's legitimate right to protect Santurbán

We call on the Colombian State to denounce the free trade agreements and bilateral investment protection agreements to which it is party and to refrain from signing such instruments in the future.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 15 September 2021

International technical assistance is consolidated to recover Uru Uru and Poopó lakes

At the request of organizations and communities, experts from the Ramsar Convention Secretariat will evaluate the degradation of the lakes and then issue technical recommendations for their recovery.read more

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