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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

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 22 March 2021

Human Rights Council addresses the water crisis and environmental defenders protection

We made our first participation ever in the HRC and joined the discussions on the right to a healthy environment and the protection of environmental human rights defenders.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 17 February 2021

Fracking regulation in Mendoza violates Argentina's climate commitments

AIDA filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court of Mendoza arguing the unconstitutionality of a decree allowing for unconventional oil and gas drilling through hydraulic fracturing.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oceans | 21 December 2020

7 AIDA Advances of 2020

We’re especially proud to report on the progress we've made toward a healthy environment and climate justice in Latin America.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 20 August 2020

Championing Lake Poopó’s recovery to protect the life it holds

Bolivia's second largest lake has been damaged by the diversion of rivers, the climate crisis, and mining activities to the point of putting at risk all the life systems that depend on it.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 18 August 2020

Preserving Bolivia’s High-Andean lakes, sources of life

Located at 13,000 feet above sea level, in the high plateau of the Bolivian Andes, the Poopó and Uru Uru lakes are a source of life for indigenous...read more

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