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Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 28 May 2015

AIDA Attends Ramsar COP for Wetlands Conservation

In regions across the Americas, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Baja California and other parts of Mexico are experiencing water shortages. Washington, Oregon and California more

Lake Nicaragua

Human Rights, Public Participation | 25 May 2015

The Nicaragua Canal: Resistance to Dispossession

“How do I explain do my son that to be a landowner will soon mean to be an employee?” asked a woman who may soon lose her land because of the proposed Nicaraguan Interoceanic Grand Canal. more

Participación Ciudadana, Cambio Climático | 29 April 2015

Green Climate Fund Begins Accreditation Process

2015. This is the year. Sink or swim. It’s all or nothing. Opening the Green Climate Fund’s Ninth Meeting of the Board last month, Executive Director Hela Cheikhrouhou spoke with an more

fracking well

Fracking | 23 April 2015

Stopping Fracking: Together We’re Stronger!

It’s an increasingly recognized reality: the world cannot burn its reserves of fossil fuels and expect the planet to be habitable. But energy companies continue extracting fossil fuels in pursuit more

Construction of Belo Monte

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 1 April 2015

Belo Monte: The Urgency of Effectively Protecting Human Rights

Four years ago this month, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights took an important step forward for the peoples of the Xingú River Basin. It requested that the Brazilian government more

pascua lama mining project

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Mining | 23 March 2015

Toward a law to protect glaciers and water in Chile

More than 70 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in glaciers, [1] making these giants the most important freshwater reserves on the more

Human Rights, Mining | 23 March 2015

Internationally Advocating for Accountability for Human Rights Abuses

Juana [1] is suffering from respiratory problems and her sister has asthma. They live more

Fishermen in Marismas Nacionales

Coral reefs, Freshwater Sources | 16 March 2015

Wetlands: Vital and At Risk

Temporarily or permanently flooded extensions of land create wetlands— oxygen-deprived, hybrid ecosystems that combine the characteristics of both aquatic and terrestrial systems. Wetlands more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 4 March 2015

Páramos: Defending Water in Colombia

Colombia’s páramos occupy just 1.7 percent of the national territory, yet they produce 85 percent of its drinking water . These rich sources of life are threatened by activities like more

Photo: Construction of the Barro Blanco Dam on the Tabasará River, Panama. Credit: Ed Grimaldo/La Estrella de Panamá.

Climate Change, Human Rights, Large Dams | 24 February 2015

Four Recommendations for the Summit of the Americas

Inequality has increased in the last decades in Latin America, and this clearly is an obstacle for democracy. Latin America remains the region more


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