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 2013 Read AIDA's 2013 Annual Report and 15 Year Anniversary Review
Significant achievements and impacts of AIDA's work throughout the Americas over the past fifteen years.
Colombia’s Ministry of Environment announced the delimitation of the Santurbán Colombia’s Ministry of Environment unveils the demarcation of the Santurbán Páramo without specifying details of the measurements
The ministry must publish details of the demarcation and ensure that this ecosystem remains free of large-scale mining.
Brazilian judicial abuses questioned on anniversary of military coup Brazilian judicial abuses questioned on anniversary of military coup
Human rights commission hears case questioning state use of dictatorship-era legal device.
Construction of the Las Cruces hydropower plant will violate human rights Organizations alert the United Nations that construction of the Las Cruces hydropower plant will violate human rights in Nayarit, Mexico
UN Special Rapporteurs are asked to urge the Mexican government to guarantee the rights of affected communities.

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COP20: Drafting a climate change agreement with Latin American involvement April 2014
COP20: Drafting a climate change agreement with Latin American involvement
Dance for the Amazon on Thursday 20 in San Francisco! March 2014
Dance for the Amazon on Thursday 20 in Oakland!
Mexico's wetlands: A spot of cheer February 2014
Mexico's wetlands: A spot of cheer
A hydropower project puts indigenous cultures and livelihoods at risk January 2014
A hydropower project puts indigenous cultures and livelihoods at risk