Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense: Human Rights and Environmental Law

Climate change may be the greatest long-term threat to human communities and biodiversity. AIDA works to address the root causes and develop strategies for mitigation.

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Environmental health and human health are two sides of the same coin. AIDA defends human rights against environmental threats in the hemisphere.

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Fisheries and marine ecosystems are severely threatened worldwide. AIDA works to protect the fragile marine and coastal biodiversity of the Americas.

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AIDA builds capacity and expands opportunities for citizen participation by forging international alliances and equipping stakeholders with the tools to get involved.

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Clean freshwater is a cornerstone of human health and biodiversity. AIDA uses the law to safeguard freshwater from depletion and contamination.

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AIDA 2014 Annual Report Justice for the Environment in the Americas
Read AIDA's 2014 Annual Report.
Why are large dams not clean energy sources? Why are large dams not clean energy sources?
Because large dams emit greenhouse gases, including methane, especially in tropical regions among other reasons.
Tell international leaders that large dams are not part of a clean energy future Tell Leaders at COP20 That Large Dams Are Not Part Of A Clean Energy Future!
SIGN and ask them to support truly renewable energy!
NGOs asked the IACHR urge Colombia to attend victims of forced displacement Organizations asked the IACHR urge Colombia to attend victims of forced displacement caused by "development" projects
They also asked that the IACHR urge the State to declare a moratorium on mining and energy projects.

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Contributing to Climate Solutions November 2014
Contributing to Climate Solutions
Latin America should understand and prevent damage from fracking before permit October 2014
Latin America should understand and prevent damage from fracking before permitting it
Brazil guards dam, doesn't safeguard human rights September 2014
Brazil guards dam, doesn't safeguard human rights
The environment and human rights takes a legislative beating July 2014
The environment and human rights takes a legislative beating