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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UN registered Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam temporarily suspended UN registered Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam temporarily suspended over non-compliance with Environmental Impact Assessment
It was approved by the CDM despite risks of flooding to the territory of the indigenous Ngäbe Bugle communities.
Geneva Conference Must Give Clarity to Climate Finance Geneva Conference Must Give Clarity to Climate Finance
We hope the session concludes with a negotiating text that provides clarity for predictable and sustainable financing.
New law protects Panama Bay Wetland Wildlife Refuge New law protects Panama Bay Wetland Wildlife Refuge
The President of Panama will approve a national law that bestows protected-area status on Panama Bay Wetland Wildlife Re
AIDA offers a one-year fellowship for attorneys in Latin America. AIDA offers a one-year fellowship for attorneys in Latin America.
The work involves collaborating with us on issues related to human rights and the environment. Apply!

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Preventing Environmental Damage from Mining February 2015
Preventing Environmental Damage from Mining
Protecting coral reefs in Mexico and throughout Latin America January 2015
Protecting coral reefs in Mexico and throughout Latin America
Thanks for your continued support of justice for the environment! December 2014
Thanks for your continued support of justice for the environment!
Contributing to Climate Solutions November 2014
Contributing to Climate Solutions