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Climate Change, Public Participation | 4 August 2015

God is an Environmentalist. Are You?

God is with us in the fight to defend the environment. He is the first environmentalist. In his encyclical...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 15 July 2015

New Zealand sets shameful emission-reduction target, completely ignores public consultation

By Natalie Jones Natalie is a legal intern on the Climate Change team at AIDA, based in Mexico City. She is a delegate to COP21 with the New Zealand Youth Delegation, and volunteers for NZ youth...read more

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Coral reefs, Oceans | 14 July 2015

“My Mom Is the Best Lawyer in the World”

“My mom is the best lawyer in the world because she defends the turtles, the corals, the salted forests they have in the sea, and alllll the fish.” As I listened to my 4-year-old daughter, Daniela,...read more

Two Texts That Will Reconnect You With the Earth

Climate Change, Public Participation | 7 July 2015

Two Texts That Will Reconnect You With the Earth

There are two texts you should read because you live on this planet, two texts that will reconnect you with the Earth. You should read them because the Earth is protected not just by law and science...read more

Fracking | 2 July 2015

France’s Fracking Ban: Lessons for Latin America

By Eugenia D’Angelo, former AIDA intern, @DangeloEugenia Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—the process of drilling into rock and...read more

Coral reefs, Mining | 29 June 2015

Report from the Ramsar Conference

It’s a worrying and undeniable fact: 76 percent of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed in the last 40 years. In Latin America, these sensitive ecosystems suffer degradation from extractive...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 29 June 2015

Belo Monte: Determined to achieve justice

By Flavia Amaral, AIDA attorney As construction of the world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam, Belo Monte , moves...read more

Mining, Oceans | 29 June 2015

Progress on Protecting the Loggerhead Turtle!

By Gladys Martínez Significant strides were taken last week toward the conservation of loggerhead sea turtles. A new international resolution intends to strengthen protections for this endangered...read more

Mining, Oceans | 23 June 2015

Strengthening the Sea Turtle Treaty

By Gladys Martínez When baby sea turtles first break through their shells, they slowly stick their heads out into the world. Then, they run as fast as they can to the vast body of salt water before...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 10 June 2015

Closing Statement by NGOs at Ramsar COP12

Presented by Rafaela Nicola, World Wetland Network Committee’s Neo-Tropics delegate We would like to thank the Secretary General and the Parties for this opportunity to address the meeting, to share...read more

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