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Climate Change | 5 October 2016

New study confirms large dams to be a principle source of greenhouse gas emissions

Researchers from the Washington State University found that the world’s reservoirs generate 1.3 percent of all greenhouse gases produced by humankind.read more

Human Rights, Mining | 20 September 2016

Latin American environmental defender attacked, hospitalized

Goldman Prize winner Máxima Acuña de Chaupe reportedly attacked by mining company security guards.read more

Accountability and Transparency | 31 August 2016

Ombudsman finds the IFC failed to comply with its investment standards in Colombia

The office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman found that the International Finance Corporation cannot guarantee that the Angostura mine will not have impacts on the environment.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 28 August 2016

Civil society urges the United Nations to document human rights violations committed by businesses in Mexico

A group of organizations delivered their report highlighting more than 60 cases of violations across the country. Mining, infrastructure and energy projects were responsible for the greatest number...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 7 August 2016

NGOs call on Mexico to protect Mayan beekeeping communities affected by cultivation of genetically modified soy

The lives, health, and integrity of indigenous people are threatened by deforestation and contamination of their land caused by the cultivation of genetically modified soy.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 18 July 2016

Statement from AIDA and APRODEH on the International Arbitration Ruling in La Oroya

The Peruvian government must adequately address the environmental, public health and employment situation in La Oroya.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 12 July 2016

AIDA condemns threats to environmental defenders in Tolima, Colombia

As a regional organization, we call on the Colombian government to immediately adopt measures to guarantee the life and integrity of at-risk activists.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 July 2016

Peru must find a comprehensive and sustainable solution for La Oroya

We call on the President-elect of Peru to take into account, in any assessment of or decision about La Oroya, the rights of the population affected by the city’s severe pollution.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 July 2016

Statement on the murders of environmental defenders in Honduras and Brazil

Threats to, as well as the intimidation, harassment and murder of environmental defenders must stop now!read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 June 2016

Victims of business-influenced human rights violations face obstacles to achieving justice

Organizations provided detailed information on this problem during a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).read more

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