May 3, 2013
Media Coverage of STRIPE Regional Meeting
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Energitoday

Mongabay

Satunegeri

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Apr 29, 2013
El Amicus Curiae: perspectivas para su uso desde el derecho ambiental

El boletín Temas de Análisis de abril de 2013, corresponde al Amicus Curiae (amigo de la curia o amigo del tribunal), un instituto de derecho procesal que permite la presentación de razonamientos jurídicos o interdisciplinarios a quienes no son parte procesal en causas de incidencia colectiva o que generan interés público, con el objeto de aportar a la consecución de la justicia.

Apr 19, 2013
14 países de la región adoptan un ambicioso plan de acción para mejorar la implementación de los derechos de acceso

Catorce países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe se reunieron en Guadalajara, México, los días 16 y 17 de abril del 2013, en la Segunda Reunión de Puntos Focales de los Países Signatarios de la Declaración sobre la aplicación del Principio 10, y adoptaron un ambicioso plan de acción (2013-2014) para mejorar los derechos de acceso a la información, participación pública y acceso a la justicia ambiental en la región.

Apr 18, 2013
India’s Supreme Court directs mining company to seek approval of Gram Sabha (Village Assembly)

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India today (18-4-2013) refused to allow the UK based Mining giant: Vedanta to source its mineral requirement for its alumina refinery plant from the Niyamgiri Hills of Kalahandi District of Orissa till it has obtained an approval from the Gram Sabha (general assembly) of villagers in accordance with the Forest Rights Act, 2006.

Apr 17, 2013
Breaking News: Columbia Joins the P10 Declaration!
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At the Second Meeting of the Focal Points of the signatory countries of the LAC P10 Declaration, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Columbia joined the Principle 10 Legal Declaration, bringing the number of countries to join the Latin America and Caribbean Principle 10 Declaration to 14.

Apr 16, 2013
An Action Plan for Environmental Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Woman and children in Chiriqui, Panama. Photo credit: Lon&Queta, Flickr

(Read the original story at: http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/04/action-plan-environment...)

Without the right laws and safeguards in place, development can come at the expense of the environment and local communities. This point is especially evident in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Newspapers across the region regularly document conflicts over land and natural resource use, hydroelectric power development, oil exploitation, expansion of agriculture into virgin forests, and the disruption of indigenous practices.

Apr 7, 2013
India National Green Tribunal landmark judgment on Access to Information
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Save Mon Region Federation and Ors Vs Union of India and Ors M.A 104 of 2012. Judgment dated 14-3-2013

Apr 5, 2013
Segunda edición del boletín TAI sobre el proceso del P10 en América Latina y el Caribe
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Les invitamos a informarse del proceso de implementación un instrumento regional sobre el Principio 10 (acceso a la información, participación y justicia ambiental), acordado en la Declaración sobre la aplicación del Principio 10 de la Declaración de Río sobre el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe, y del cual son suscriptores los gobiernos de Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, República, Dominicana, Trinidad y Tobago, y Uruguay.

Mar 29, 2013
South-South Initiative to establish Access to Justice and Green Tribunal in Madagascar
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Ritwick Dutta of LIFE/Access Initiative in India, Lalaina Rakotoson, the National Coordinator of the Access Initiative in Madagascar and four other Malagasy environmental lawyers.

From March 20-23, 2013, Ritwick Dutta of LIFE/Access Initiative India visited Madagascar, in response to an invitation from DELC/Access Initiative Madagascar. The trip and program were supported by GIZ, the German Cooperation through its Civil Society Organizations Program. The objective of the visit was to share India’s experience on Green Tribunal, drawing lessons for Madagascar in its earlier process to establish a Green Tribunal.

Mar 20, 2013
The Democracy and Sustainability Platform is now live. Read its Manifesto and join the movement!

Democracy and sustainability are inseparable. Each needs the other. A new Manifesto for Democracy and Sustainability has just been launched to guide the action that’s needed to re-shape democracy so that it becomes a powerful force for sustainability. In six Principles and a set of clear Commitments, the Manifesto highlights the links between democracy and sustainability and sets out an agenda for change.

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