Luego de un proceso de negociación de seis años, 24 países adoptaron el Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe, conocido como LAC P10. Este acuerdo es el primero legalmente vinculante de América Latina y el Caribe sobre los derechos ambientales, diseñado para proteger a los defensores del medio ambiente, mejorar el acceso a la información ambiental y ampliar la participación pública en la toma de decisiones ambientales, entre otros.
After a six-year negotiation process, 24 countries have adopted the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as LAC P10.The agreement is Latin America and the Caribbean’s first ever legally binding agreement on environmental rights, designed to protect environmental defenders, improve access to environmental information, extend public participation in environmental decision-making processes, and more.
Threats against environmental defenders are rising in Latin America and the Caribbean. An agreement being negotiated this week could protect the region's activists.
This report presents a substantial body of evidence from 20 years’ worth of experience on how a Safe System based approach to road safety reduces deaths and serious injuries at the fastest rate.
This paper lays out a methodology for filtering millions of weekly deforestation alerts in order to find the most concerning areas of forest clearing.
World Resources Institute (WRI) announced a landmark $2.1 billion of private investment earmarked to restore degraded lands in Latin America and the Caribbean through Initiative 20x20.
Forest restoration needn't be regarded as competition for scarce water resources. As a new report reveals, it can have a positive effect on water supply, among other benefits.
Improving communities’ health and environment through their right to access information and participate in decision-making
According to a new report from World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, 330 million households in cities around the world, equivalent to 1.2 billion people, do not have access to affordable and secure housing.
This paper discusses the challenge of adequate, secure and affordable housing in the global south.
Affordable housing is a critical need in the cities of the global south. Innovative approaches can help replace slums with healthier environments.
Indigenous Peoples around the world are seeking formal recognition of their land rights. But this quest often brings a troubling "Sophie's choice": in getting their land officially registered and documented, communities often lose some of their rights to use it.
Degraded lands—lands that have lost some degree of their natural productivity through human activity—account for over 20 percent of forest and agricultural lands in Latin America and the Caribbean.
New analysis shows that restoration of degraded and deforested land represents a major investment opportunity for governments, investors, farmers and landowners.
The Economic Case for Landscape Restoration in Latin America finds that achieving Initiative 20x20’s goal of restoring 20 million hectares of land in Latin America and the Caribbean could yield net benefits of at least $23 billion over 50 years, an amount equivalent to about 10% of the value of food exports from the region.
New WRI research shows that bringing life back to degraded lands in Latin America and the Caribbean would yield $23 billion in net benefits over 50 years.
A report from the World Resources Institute offers new evidence that the modest investments needed to secure land rights for Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon will generate billions of dollars in returns—economically, socially and environmentally—for governments, investors and communities.