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Climate Change, Human Rights, Oceans | 9 October 2019

Want to solve the climate crisis? Let's bet on the ocean

A healthy ocean is a natural carbon reservoir. Its degradation implies the intensification of the climate crisis. Without its help, we cannot prevent the planet from warming to an unsustainable level.read more

Coral reefs, Capacity Building, Climate Change, Oceans | 8 October 2019

Empowering fishermen to protect coral reefs, and their guardians

Our marine resources are in danger of disappearing in the face of the global climate crisis. And the urgency to do something about it is becoming ever more pressing.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 27 September 2019

Human rights, the great absentees at the UN Climate Summit

Having true ambition for climate justice means putting human rights at the center of our solutions.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Mining | 9 September 2019

Ecuador bets on a mining boom, at the expense of nature

Ecuador must, as it did in 2008 with the recognition of the rights of nature, find a development model that effectively respects its obligations to the climate and to human rights.read more

The barren land where the Bruno Stream once ran.

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 9 August 2019

Coal or life: Walking where a stream once ran

Although the Bruno is one of few streams in Colombia’s driest department and one of the scarce sources of fresh water for communities living there, its channel was diverted to facilitate mining.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans | 22 July 2019

What we must do to preserve the planet’s biodiversity and natural heritage

Our air, water, and food depend on biodiversity—the varied forms of life on our planet and the interaction between them. Caring for this natural heritage is now more important than ever.read more

Climate Change, Oceans | 12 July 2019

Why these algae-eating fish may be corals’ greatest allies

Numerous studies have shown that herbivorous fish play a fundamental role in the health and survival of coral reefs by removing the algae that robs corals of the light and space they need to grow.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 20 June 2019

International tribunal supports indigenous struggle for the Amazon

The International Rights of Nature Tribunal ruled that the Bolivian State had “violated” the rights of nature and of the indigenous people that inhabit a natural protected area in the Bolivian Amazon.read more

| 5 June 2019

Clean air should be a human right, says UN Special Rapporteur

While the majority of countries around the world have recognized the right to a healthy environment, the right to clean air does not yet enjoy the same level of global recognition.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 20 May 2019

Is the UN finally turning against fracking?

It is crucial that the international community as a whole commits to developing only truly sustainable energy projects. Fracking is not one.read more

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