Capacity Building

Flooding and landslides in the city of Mocoa, Colombia

Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses. | Credit: OCHA Colombia / Flickr.

We are living now with the realities of climate change; to act otherwise would be ignorant and irresponsible. But, in case we forget, nature will surely remind us.
Rotor of the Belo Monte Dam

The flow of the Xingú river in the Brazilian Amazon is diminishing to a trickle, while the rainforest around it disappears. Fish and other animals are scarcely seen, and many residents of the river communities have had to leave their homes and change their way of life forever....

Green Climate Fund Begins Accreditation Process

Songdo, South Korea. Credit: Martijn Booister/Creative Commons.

 
2015. This is the year. Sink or swim. It’s all or nothing. Opening the Green Climate Fund’s Ninth Meeting of the Board last month, Executive Director Hela Cheikhrouhou spoke with an urgency characteristic of the lead-up to December’s UN Climate Conference in Paris, describing this year as one of...

The Network for Environmental Justice in Colombia (RJAC), through coordination, is designed to avoid duplicating efforts and to promote the optimal use of resources in environmental protection with a human rights perspective. It was launched in February 2010 under the coordination...

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) have a significant influence on large infrastructure projects and energy development in the western hemisphere. Many of them finance projects that accelerate climate change. These include large dams that emit methane gas, mines that disturb...

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O continente americano foi a primeira região do mundo a reconhecer o direito humano a um meio ambiente sadio. Várias constituições da região também reconhecem esse direito. Tal reconhecimento trouxe muitas esperanças, dada a evidente relação do ambiente com a proteção dos direitos humanos e a...Read more