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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

Coral reefs, Capacity Building | 29 May 2017

In search of legal protection for Mexico’s reefs

The Mexican Senate’s Special Climate Change Commission decided to do something about the threats facing corals.read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Public Participation | 19 May 2017

Remembering Robert Moran

A distinguished hydrogeologist who was an immense resource in furthering environmental protection globally and a dedicated partner to AIDA.read more

Public Participation | 10 May 2017

Love for my daughter and the planet

It’s important to think about what kind of world we want our kids to live in right now.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

Climate Change, Oceans | 28 April 2017

The ocean needs more from us

Despite its importance, the ocean remains unprotected in large part; no country governs the high seas, international waters that comprise 64 percent of the ocean’s total surface area.read more

Mining, Public Participation | 28 April 2017

Victory in Colombia: Citizens Vote to Ban Mining in their Territory

On March 26, 2017, 98% of voters in Cajamarca, Colombia decisively rejected mining in their territory.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

Capacity Building, Freshwater Sources | 29 March 2017

Costa Rica launches wetlands protection policy

Costa Rica’s new policy represents a significant advance in defense of the environment. It shows the region that progressive environmental policies are possible.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 March 2017

Changing the way we approach large dams

In the last decade, we’ve seen that the damage dams do to communities and ecosystems is far greater than the benefits they provide.read more

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