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Toxic Pollution | 10 December 2019

A Plan to Decontaminate Our Cities and Contain the Climate Crisis

More than 100 organizations from Latin America and around the world urged governments to include ambitious and measurable targets for confronting air pollution in their new climate commitments.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 December 2019

COP25: Organizations call on governments to improve air quality and, with it, slow the climate crisis

Environmental and social organizations from Latin America and around the world urge governments to limit short-lived climate pollutants in their international climate commitments.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2019

Sacrifice Zones: The injustice of living in an unhealthy environment

The Sacrifice Zones are a very clear example of the structural problems afflicting our society: certain communities bear all the costs and enjoy none of the benefits. This is unacceptable.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 18 November 2019

The oil spill devouring life on Brazil’s beaches

Since late August, oil has been registered at more than 500 points along 2,500 kilometers of coastline in northeastern Brazil. Far from being resolved, the problem is getting worse every day.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 11 November 2019

Air pollution: it damages your health from day one

A multi-city study, the first conducted in Colombia and Latin America, determines the relationship between air pollution and respiratory and circulatory diseases in the population.read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 1 November 2019

Complaint to IACHR on the impacts of the oil spill in Northeastern Brazil

In partnership with Brazilian civil society organizations, AIDA submitted a complaint to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alerting of...read more

Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 14 August 2019

Letters to the Inter-American Commission 10 years after the admission of the case of La Oroya

A call for action from the affected people of La Oroya to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, ten years after their case was first admitted.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 30 July 2019

Communities request international support to save Bolivia’s Poopó and Uru Uru lakes

They call on the Ramsar Convention to visit the lakes and make recommendations for their preservation. The lakes are at grave risk from mining, river diversion and the climate crisis.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 30 April 2019

Clean air and climate justice: the best gifts for our children

My gift for my children this year will be to continue working for better air quality in Mexico City, and to collaboratively build a future in which climate justice is a reality.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Toxic Pollution | 14 February 2019

How fracking's methane leaks aggravate climate change

Instead of perpetuating our dependence on gas, we must invest in a just transition and move into economically sustainable forms of energy, like solar and wind.read more

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