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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December 9, 2016
Blog Post
A group of 65 residents joined as petitioners in a case AIDA brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 10 years ago. Today, they still wait for justice.
December 5, 2016
Letter signed by 70 international civil society organizations: As members of civil society following the Green Climate Fund (GCF), we are writing to express our concern about the way the Board...
November 29, 2016
Blog Post
Jarliel died while diving for fish in water 25 meters deep. One of his brothers blames the Belo Monte Dam (Brazil), which pushed all the fish into deeper waters, forcing fishermen to follow. Before...
November 29, 2016
Blog Post
The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) was held in Morocco from November 7-18, 2016. The delegates made progress on issues related to...
November 9, 2016
We have a historic responsibility to demonstrate leadership, to find peaceful solutions, and to ensure a brighter future for present and future generations.

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