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14 March 2023

Reflections and perspectives on the right to a healthy environment

In this webinar, the first in a series of three, we kicked off AIDA's 25th anniversary celebrations with a brief introspection of our origins, victories, growth, and vision for the future. In addition, we hosted a panel discussion on the progress, lessons learned, and challenges of protecting the human right to a healthy environment in the Americas, an area of work that has been fundamental since our inception.




Panel 1: 25 years of history

  • Gladys Martínez de Lemos, AIDA’s Executive Director.
  • Anna Cederstav, AIDA’s Deputy Director and CFO.
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Leader of Climate and Energy at WWF International and an AIDA Board member.

Moderator: Laura Yaniz Estrada, Consultant with AIDA's communications team.


Panel 2: In defense of a healthy environment

  • David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment.
  • Yolanda Zurita, petitioner in the case "Community of La Oroya v. Peru" before the Inter-American Human Rights System.
  • Xavier Martínez, Operational Director of the Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) and an AIDA Board member.

Moderator: Liliana Ávila, Coordinator of AIDA's Human Rights and Environment Program.




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