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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Public Participation | 21 August 2017

Berta lives: Keeping the struggle alive, despite the risks

Environmental activists in Honduras are still fighting the dam, but the Central American Bank for Economic Integration has yet to pull its financial support for the project.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 27 July 2017

Belo Monte: Hope remains, despite failed promises

The urban population, as well as the indigenous and riverside communities, still have hope that Altamira, the city closest to the dam, will one day be a quiet and beautiful city again.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 24 July 2017

As killings increase, how can we defend the defenders?

Each year, as the problem intensifies, we’re reminded of our duty to stand up for environmental and human rights defenders, and of the need to institute adequate policies for their protection.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

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

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 25 April 2017

Lowering Peru’s air quality standards is regressive and harmful to public health

The government of Peru has proposed increasing the legal amount of sulfur dioxide in the air by more than 12 times and doubling the allowed level of particulate matter, substances known to cause serious health harms.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 10 April 2017

Belo Monte Dam must comply with conditions before continuing operations

Last week a federal court in Brazil suspended the operating license of the Belo Monte Dam. Prosecutors said the dam's operating company, Norte Energía, failed to complete basic sanitation works in the city of Altamira, which has been directly affected by the hydroelectric project.read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 29 March 2017

My time before the region's leading court on human rights

We had been invited by the Court to comment on the consultative opinion raised by Colombian government on the link between environmental degradation and human rights.read more

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