Environmental law for the Americas

Founded in 1998, the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) uses the law to protect the environment and communities suffering from environmental harm throughout Latin America. The 35 countries of our hemisphere are united under a common environmental flag - AIDA develops international strategies to address the environmental and human rights challenges of the 21st century.

Climate change may be the greatest long-term threat to human communities and biodiversity.

Climate Change

Clean freshwater is a cornerstone of human health and biodiversity.

Freshwater Preservation

Environmental health and human health are two sides of the same coin. 

Human Rights

Fisheries and marine ecosystems are severely threatened worldwide.

Marine Protection

AIDA builds capacity and expands opportunities for citizen participation.

Environmental Governance

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August 19, 2016
Blog Post
Amid high levels of air and water pollution, thousands of competitors meeting in Brazil have affirmed that one record must not be broken: 1.5 degrees Celsius.
August 14, 2016
Blog Post
To a certain extent, hope is what the Olympics are all about. They bring the world together for a common good, and, at their best, aid in the development of a peaceful society concerned with...
August 9, 2016
Blog Post
After 17 years of negotiations, the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was approved.
August 7, 2016
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.
July 28, 2016
Monthly Update
Colombia's environmental heritage includes six Wetlands of International Importance listed under the Ramsar Convention, a treaty that protects these environments.

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