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Global Climate Action Rally

Participación Ciudadana, Fuentes de Agua Dulce | 30 September 2014

Thousands rally in Colombia's capital for Global Climate Action

By Seble Gameda, geographer The sounds of brass instruments, drumming, bike bells, and chants filled the streets of Bogota, Colombia on Sunday, September 21, as over three thousand people more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 22 September 2014

Brazil secures Belo Monte site, but not human rights of affected people

Time doesn’t stop and, unfortunately, nor does the construction of the Belo Monte Dam . Work is advancing at more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Public Participation | 22 September 2014

"We want the Green Climate Fund to follow the rules of procedure it has adopted"

AIDA attended the Latin American Carbon Forum 2014 in Bogotá, Colombia. There, our lawyer Andrea Rodríguez participated as a representative of civil society in a panel on more

Mining, Toxic Pollution | 19 August 2014

Pilcomayo: El río de los pájaros herido por la minería

By Ariel Pérez Castellón, lawyer AIDA For hundreds of years, the Pilcomayo has been essential to the life of at least twenty indigenous peoples living in the river basin, which covers the more

| 28 July 2014

Raising people's needs in tackling climate change

Every day we hear a new story about a family affected by extreme changes in climate. Some suffer from severe droughts, others from serious rainfall and flooding, and still others from intense more

Rio Samana

Human Rights, Large Dams | 23 July 2014

Giving People a Voice on Hydropower Projects

Hydropower projects are on the rise in Latin America as governments seek to feed growing economies. But at what cost? The plants may harness the energy capacity of running water, a renewable more

| 24 June 2014

Our fight to protect the coral reefs and mangroves of Mexico goes beyond national borders

Coral reefs, the nurseries of the seas, are vital to the fisheries that provide food for millions of people. Mangrove forests also benefit people: they protect coastal communities from more

| 24 June 2014

Astrid Puentes Lectures at American University

The link between protection of the environment and human rights isn’t always immediately obvious. In fact, international law didn’t begin to establish the human right to a healthy environment more

| 14 May 2014

Colombia must choose between gold and water: Al Gore

Colombia faces a pivotal choice for its future. It must choose between protecting its high-altitude moors as its water source for millions of people or authorizing large-scale mining in these more

Photo: From left to right, Josías and Alaíde during the hearing in Washington D.C. Credit: Andrew Miller/Amazon Watch.

| 28 April 2014

Frustration to hope: Finding the drive to continue from those you help

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi I can get frustrated in my work as an environmental and more


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