Business practices motivated by financial gain degrade the environment. They also violate human rights. Governments can and sometimes do restrict harmful practices. But very often, laws and regulations are weak and ineffectively enforced.
AIDA creates stronger environmental and social protections. We advocate at government ministries, development banks, and multilateral organizations. Our education and alliance-building initiatives increase public pressure for change. We foster collaboration and improve the effectiveness of community groups and government representatives. In domestic courts, we introduce arguments based in international law to create legal precedents that apply nationally and regionally. In international venues, we strengthen and enforce treaties, and advance legal protections for the environment and human rights.