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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Call for Applications: 2015 Interns Call for Applications: 2015 Interns
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NGOs fight to defend Panama’s rivers NGOs fight to defend Panama’s rivers
They have called on the government to repeal a resolution that allows large-scale projects to use up to 90% of the water
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.
Letter on concerns on the dilution of the World Bank's safeguards policies Civil society organizations express concern for the dilution of the World Bank's safeguards policies
Basic requirements to assess and manage environmental risks and impacts are relaxed in the review process' first draft.

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The environment and human rights takes a legislative beating July 2014
The environment and human rights takes a legislative beating
AIDA uses international law to protect reefs and mangroves in Mexico June 2014
AIDA uses international law to protect reefs and mangroves in Mexico
Colombia must choose between gold and water: Al Gore May 2014
Colombia must choose between gold and water: Al Gore
COP20: Drafting a climate change agreement with Latin American involvement April 2014
COP20: Drafting a climate change agreement with Latin American involvement