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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November 29, 2015
Blog Post
AIDA will be hosting and participating in a number of side events during the Twenty-first Session of the Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (...
November 25, 2015
Monthly Update
We humans have caused climate change, a real threat to humanity thus it requires human solutions. Our efforts to deliver solutions must be inclusive and ambitious if they are to ensure that the lives...
November 25, 2015
Press Release
The environmental authority granted the project’s operating license, ignoring evidence of noncompliance with conditions necessary to guarantee the life, health and integrity of indigenous and other...
November 24, 2015
Blog Post
We humans have caused climate change, a real threat to humanity thus it requires human solutions. We also have lost precious time on eternal discussions about the existence of climate change, despite...
November 19, 2015
Blog Post
Of all the species that live in the sea, corals are among my favorites. Thanks to my career at AIDA, I have been able to both learn a lot about these tiny animals, and work to identify effective ways...


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