Environmental crimes are on the rise, so are efforts to prevent them

The world is being dredged of its natural resources, with much of what we rely on for our livelihoods at risk from a new threat: environmental crime (UNEP-INTERPOL report, 2016). UN Environmental crimes are widely recognized...

Public consultations push back against multinationals in Colombia

In Colombia, public consultations have successfully halted exploitative mining projects. But can these consultations help to fight back against corruption? Open Global Rights  By: Antonio Sanchez Gomez In the last decade, Colombia has witnessed an exponential growth...

First Regional Agreement on Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean Will Open...

The ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 27 at the global organization’s headquarters in New York. The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and...

Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns

Progress made in the past decade has been reversed, with climate extremes such as droughts and floods identified as a main cause. The Guardian Global hunger has reverted to levels last seen a decade ago, wiping...

End of Colombia conflict may bring new threats to ecosystems

A new study outlines a sustainable path forward for the second most biodiverse country in the world. Science Daily  More than 50 years of internal conflict in Colombia have left behind roughly 8 million victims, including...

UN experts urge prompt ratification of landmark Latin America and Caribbean environment treaty

UN UN human rights experts welcome the adoption of the landmark Escazú agreement and are now urging States in Latin America and the Caribbean to sign and ratify as quickly as possible a ground-breaking environment...

Interconnected Social and Environmental Problems Need Interconnected Solutions

How a family-planning group and an environmental organization banded together to foster the health of forests, fisheries, and families at the same time. SSIR Five years ago, Bakari Itembe stopped fishing with mosquito nets in the...