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Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 23 September 2015

Belo Monte noncompliant with conditions for operation, says environmental authority

In their technical analysis of the Belo Monte Dam released yesterday, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) concluded that the conditions required to approve...read more

| 23 September 2015

Nearly 37,000 people urge SEMARNAT to protect Mexico’s natural treasures

The Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve and the Veracruz Reef System are at risk from the expansion of the Port of Veracruz, authorized by SEMARNAT.read more

Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 13 July 2015

Belo Monte Dam may begin operations despite noncompliance

Organizations reiterate the validity of the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in favor of the indigenous communities of the Xingú River basin, whose...read more

| 10 July 2015

Green Climate Fund disappoints by accrediting unfit entities

During its 10th session, in a process characterized by little transparency, the Board of the Green Climate Fund accredited 13 entities to manage financing that the Fund authorizes for climate change...read more

| 25 June 2015

Environmental organizations condemn attacks on the environment in Colombia

Environmental organizations condemn attacks on the environment made in the Colombian departments of Putumayo, Nariño, Arauca, Boyacá and Norte de Santander, which have been attributed to FARC-EP.read more

| 18 June 2015

AIDA applauds Pope Francis’ recognition of urgent environmental challenges

AIDA applauds Pope Francis’ new Encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home, released today. In it, the Pope addresses the environmental challenges facing humanity, which must be urgently...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 1 June 2015

Independent report finds Dutch and German Development Banks failed to comply with environmental and human rights standards in financing the Barro Blanco Dam in Panama

Indigenous communities and civil society shocked by the banks’ inadequate response to the findings.read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 15 May 2015

AIDA celebrates historic decision to suspend fumigation with glyphosate in Colombia

AIDA calls on the National Environmental Licensing Agency to immediately cancel the permit authorizing the chemical spraying program.read more

Toxic Pollution | 14 May 2015

More than 20,000 petition Colombia to stop aerial spraying of herbicides

Less than 24 hours before the National Narcotics Council decides whether to suspend the spraying, organizations deliver a citizens’ petition seeking a halt to social and environmental damages.read more

| 13 May 2015

IFC boosts investment in contested Canadian mining project in Colombia despite ongoing investigation

Despite broad public opposition and an ongoing investigation into an earlier investment decision, the private lending arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), bought more...read more

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