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Oceans | 22 September 2020

International alert issued on threats of uncontrolled fishing near Galapagos

It calls for the adoption of preventive, urgent and effective measures to address the problem and avoid irreparable damage to ecosystems and species.read more

Human Rights | 15 September 2020

Civil society calls on the Human Rights Council to recognize the right to a #HealthyEnvironment4All

People must be protected from the deadly impacts of environmental degradation and climate change - such as the increased spread of diseases like COVID-19.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 1 July 2020

Mexico’s Federal Mining Law threatens human rights of indigenous peoples

International civil society organizations submitted amicus curiae briefs to the Mexican Supreme Court in support of the State of Puebla-based Masewal people’s constitutional action.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 30 June 2020

Belo Sun project puts Amazon at serious risk of contamination

The Canadian company developing Belo Sun is failing to take sufficient measures to prevent a planned gold mine from contaminating groundwater and surface water sources.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 17 June 2020

Expert report: proposed gold mine in Brazilian Amazon presents unacceptable risk

Hydrogeologist recommends that Canadian company Belo Sun’s licence be revoked.read more

Oceans | 8 June 2020

ON WORLD OCEAN DAY: An open letter

Our work, to protect the ocean is driven by the reality that humankind needs a healthy planet that can sustain life, for the sake of our homes, health, livelihoods and food.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 15 May 2020

Applauding the exclusion of Eletrobras from Norwegian oil fund

The Council on Ethics of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, recommended the exclusion due to the Brazilian company's involvement in the Belo Monte Dam, associated with human rights violations.read more

| 15 April 2020

AIDA calls on governments to maintain democratic rule of law

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we demand that Latin American governments refrain from approving projects that damage the environment and violate human rights.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 December 2019

COP25: Organizations call on governments to improve air quality and, with it, slow the climate crisis

Environmental and social organizations from Latin America and around the world urge governments to limit short-lived climate pollutants in their international climate commitments.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Large Dams | 11 November 2019

Inter-American Development Bank to investigate Ituango hydroelectric project

Amid the humanitarian crisis caused by the hydropower plant in Colombia, the IDB approved an investigation of whether the Bank’s environmental and social standards were met in financing the dam.read more

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